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Two Arrested in 2009 Killings

Fugitives arrested in Charlotte, N.C.



    Two Arrested in 2009 Killings
    Police search the scene of a drive-by shooting in Northeast.

    Police made two arrests this weekend in an October 2009 drive-by shooting after the case was featured on an episode of "America's Most Wanted."

    On Saturday, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Antonio Ramell Barnes, 20, and Earl Timothy Jackson Jr., 19, both of Northeast, and charged them with first-degree murder while armed. Barnes and Jackson, who were arrested in Charlotte, N.C. were charged in relation to the deaths of 15-year-old Davonta Artis and 18-year-old Daquarn Tibbs.

    Artis and Tibbs were shot on the afternoon of October 13, 2009 in the 5300 block of Clay Terrace, Northeast. Artis was pronounced dead at the scene, while Tibbs was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Three other youths, aged between 15 and 18 years, were injured in the shooting, but survived.

    The case was featured on an episode of the Lifetime network show "America's Most Wanted" on January 6, and police credit the tips that they received in the wake of the program's airing as being crucial to the arrests.

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    Teenagers shot in the Clay Terrace neighborhood.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009)

    An 18-year-old was arrested in August 2010 and charged with two counts of manslaughter, conspiracy, and carrying a pistol without a license.