Arrest Made in Two D.C. Cold Cases

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    D.C. cold case detectives made an arrest Thursday morning in connection with two homicides in the District dating back to 1998 and 1999, according to police.

    Cederick Lorenzo Shuler, 35, of Ft. Washington, Md., has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder while armed.

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    The first murder occurred on Feb. 22, 1998, in the 4600 block of Hillside Road, SE, according to police. Police say officers responding to a report of a shooting found an adult female suffering from a gunshot wound.

    The victim, later identified as Renee Best, 26, of northwest D.C., died after being taken to the hospital.

    The second murder occurred on March 22, 1999, in the 4800 block of Alabama Avenue SE, said police.

    Officers responding to a report of sounds of gunshots found a vehicle that looked like it had been in a collision, according to police. The officers then discovered the driver of the vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound.

    The victim, later identified as Edward C. Gray, 29, of northwest D.C., died after being taken to the hospital.