Police Make Arrest in 1992 Jefferson Memorial Murder - NBC4 Washington

Police Make Arrest in 1992 Jefferson Memorial Murder

Marshals arrest South Carolina man



    In Superior Court Tuesday, Lamont Terry was charged in the first homicide at the Jefferson Memorial -- the 1992 shooting death of Chet Matthews. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012)

    D.C. Police say they cracked a 20-year-old cold case.

    On Memorial Day in 1992, Chet Hunter Matthews left his parents' house in Takoma Park to meet a woman at the Jefferson Memorial.

    Some time around 11 p.m. that evening, police arrived on the scene at the memorial and found the 27-year-old Matthews mortally wounded.  He later died of his injuries.

    Police said that following a robbery, Matthews, a father of 3, was forced to kneel on the ground.  He was shot in the chest with a shotgun, according to court papers.

    On January 20, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested 37-year-old Lamont Deshawn Terry, of Columbia, South Carolina.  He's charged with felony murder while armed in Matthews' death.

    Law enforcement transported Mathews back to the District on Monday.