An arrest has been made in the homicide that took place on the 5900 block of Georgia Avenue in June. From a press release:
ARREST MADE IN FATAL SHOOTING OF JAMAL BELL
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced that an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of Jamal Bell.
On Friday June 18, 2010, at approximately 11:30 PM, officers from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District were dispatched to the 5900 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest, to investigate the report of a shooting. Once on the scene, officers found three victims suffering from gunshot wounds, with one of the victims seriously wounded. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported all three of the victims to area hospitals.
One of the victims later succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead. He was identified as 16 year old Jamal Bell, of the 5300 block of 1st Street, Northwest. The other two victims’ injuries were not life threatening.
On Thursday, September 30, 2010, detectives from the Homicide Branch arrested and charged 17 year-old Zachary Sims of the 5100 Block of 9th Street, Northwest, as adult with Murder One While Armed, pursuant to a D.C. Superior Court arrest warrant.
Lieutenant Nicholas Breul
Office of Communications