Suspect Arrested in March Homicide in Northwest D.C.

Shooting may be related to scuffle at nightclub

By Matthew Stabley
|  Saturday, Sep 21, 2013  |  Updated 8:08 AM EDT
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Gunfire erupted on L Street and 17th Street in the Distict, leaving one person dead. News4's Pat Collins reports.

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Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in the Golden Triangle area of the District as 24-year-old Paul Aime Tanoh Danzo of Laurel, Md.
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Police arrested one of two persons of interest in a fatal shooting in the Golden Triangle area of northwest D.C.

Paul Aime Tanoh Danzo, 24, of Laurel, Md., was shot and killed in the 1000 block of 17th Street near the Farragut North Metro Station in the early morning hours of March 21.

Witnesses said the shooting followed a scuffle between two groups of men at a nearby nightclub.

Danzo was found in his vehicle with multiple gunshots about 2:30 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 33-year-old Michael A. Smith, of Suitland, Md., Thursday, D.C. police said. He's charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy and related charges.

Police continue seeking a second person of interest in the case.

Anyone with information about the case should call 202-727-9099 or text a tip to 50411.

Police released video showing two people of interest walking from their car and into a nightclub.


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