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Posted at 9:04 AM ET, 09/29/2010

Arrest, murder charge in U Street shooting

By Washington Post editors

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has announced an arrest in connection with the shooting and accident that occurred on a bustling U Street Tuesday afternoon around lunchtime.

Brandon Miller, 21, of the 2100 1200 block of Girard Street NW was arrested Tuesday night following the incident that left one man dead. The victim, Jamal Coates, was found dead in a wrecked Dodge Caliber along U Street.

Miller has been charged with first degree murder.

Police are searching for one other person, as well as any information on a 2001 white Buick with D.C. tags that may be connected to the incident.

The incident began at the funeral for Ashley McRae, 21, who was shot to death Sept. 18, allegedly by her boyfriend after an argument. But Lanier said she did not believe the shooting was related to McRae's death.

By Washington Post editors  | September 29, 2010; 9:04 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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the suspect and his entire family should be put down as an example

Posted by: OldSalt8 | September 29, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Is that 1200 Girard St. NW?

Posted by: nnanna06 | September 29, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

"2100 block of Girard Street NW"

No such block exists.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | September 29, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

I love that the police chief and the reverend at the church are both trying to act like the two incidents were unrelated. I don't believe that for one second. The funeral for a woman who was killed by a thug gang member attracts other thug gang members who get into a pointless, petty tiff which ends in gunfight. Yep, sounds like they're connected to me.

Posted by: rhalter3633 | September 29, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

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