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Hyattsville man charged with murder in D.C. shooting

A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old in Northwest Washington, D.C. police announced Friday.

Dwannell F. Bunting, 24, of Hyattsville is facing murder charges after police said he shot Antonio Hampton, 39, of no fixed address, on May 12. Around 10:30 p.m., police responded to a call for gunshots at First and L Streets NW and found Hampton with a gunshot wound to the head. He died the next day.

Police searched for suspects in the area after the shooting. They found Bunting, questioned him and arrested him. He will be charged with murder, police said.

Chief Cathy L. Lanier praised that police work as exemplary and essential to the quick arrest.

--Theola Labbé-DeBose

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 14, 2010; 5:28 PM ET
Categories:  Homicide , The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Comments

What a crock...
WHY did he shoot him ?
Where does bunting live?
You dont just "find" the suspect.
This is a paper,NOT twitter. Write a story,dont send a little message!

Posted by: captgrumpy | May 15, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

This is false information and the police did not do a good job. They have again arrested the wrong person while the real killer is running around freely. I really wonder are they even still out looking for the actual murderer. I really feel sorry for Antonio Hampton's family but right now there's another family that is concerned on whether or not they will ever be able to spend time with Dwannell again due to the fact that he is being wrongfully accused.

Posted by: PaigeWilliams89 | May 16, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

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