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Baby Found in Crashed Car After Man Shot, Killed in DC

The baby appeared to be unhurt, police said, and was returned to his mother.

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A man police found shot and unconscious in a crashed car in D.C.'s Carver/Langston neighborhood Friday has died, police confirm. A baby was also found unharmed in the car.

Around 4 p.m., D.C. police along with D.C. Fire and EMS were called to the 2100 block of Benning Road Northeast for reports of a crash. 

Officers discovered 35-year-old Antoine Pierce, of District Heights, Maryland inside the crashed car who was shot multiple times. Police say Pierce was found unconscious and not breathing.

The baby appeared to be unhurt, police said, and was returned to his mother.

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It is unclear what caused the crash. On Saturday, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 26-year-old Jamall Thornton, of Northeast, DC for second degree murder while armed.

Police were also investigating a man's murder that happened just after 4 p.m. on the corner of 29th and S Street SE in the Randle Highlands neighborhood.

These are the 193rd and 194th murders of 2020 in the city. D.C. hasn’t seen more than 200 murders since 2004, when 248 were recorded.

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