Arrest Made in Death of FBI Custodian Killed on Way to Work

A suspect has been arrested in the death of an FBI employee who authorities say was an "unintended target'' in a shooting in southeast Washington.

Kelby Ronald Gordon, 29, was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Gabriel Turner, The Washington Post reports.  

District police say Turner, 46, was headed to a bus stop to commute to work when he was shot on March 24. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

"I don't know why nobody had to kill him. He didn't bother nobody," Turner's mother, Ellen Turner, said hours after her son was killed just steps from her home.

Turner was a custodian at FBI headquarters for 15 years.

Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said Monday that Turner wasn't the intended target in the shooting.

Court documents reveal detectives also recovered surveillance footage showing Turner walking as another person walks behind him. The second person quickly ducks and then runs as a gunman fires toward that man, who police think was the intended target.

It's unclear whether Gordon has an attorney.

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