One man has been arrested and two more are wanted after an outbreak of violence in Northeast D.C.
On Monday night, police said a suspect shot and killed 25-year-old Marquiawn Williams, of Northeast D.C. in the 1800 block of Benning Road. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said in a news conference Wednesday that police are still searching for Williams' killer and the department is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest.
Police released the following photo of the unidentified suspect:
Four men were struck Friday night in the same block and are expected to recover. Newsham said 26-year-old Michael Ross had been arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill in Friday's shooting and police were still searching for a second suspect, 27-year-old Anthony Farmer. Farmer is wanted for assault with intent to kill while armed.
Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to Farmer's arrest.
A third shooting happened in the area Tuesday night.
Two men were sitting inside an SUV outside the Hip Hop Fish and Chicken restaurant on Benning Road NE when a gunman came up to them and opened fire, police said.
Security cameras at the restaurant show one of the victims come in with a gunshot wound to his chest. The other man was found in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his leg. Police said they were both conscious and breathing when medics took them to a hospital.
"Just in the last two weeks it's become, like, Vietnam. I feel like I'm living in a war zone," one woman said.
Multiple people approached News4 earlier in the week and expressed they were tired of gun violence in Southeast and Northeast D.C., which have been hit hard by gun violence.
Six men were killed between Friday and Sunday in separate shootings. Four of them were gunned down in Southeast. D.C. has already surpassed last year's total number of homicides.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene Monday after 47-year-old Ervin Aull was fatally shot at 14th Street and Downing Place in Northeast. No arrests have been made in Aull's death.