Homicide Suspect Caught After Escape from Psychiatric Facility in Northwest DC

Aaron Adgerson, 17, escaped in the Tenleytown area and was later apprehended, police said

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A homicide suspect escaped custody in Northwest D.C. Friday evening, police said. He has been apprehended, police said early Saturday morning.

Aaron Adgerson, 17, was last seen about 6:45 p.m. at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington in the 4200 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, where he was being held pending trial.

Police haven't described when, where or how he was caught.

Adgerson stands 5-feet-4-inches tall and weighs 122 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and a light brown complexion. He was wearing blue scrubs, a light gray jacket and a pair of slip on shoes.

Aaron Adgerson

Police arrested Adgerson Monday for a Jan. 25 homicide in the 1400 block of Good Hope Road SE, police said.

One man was killed and four others were injured when several gunmen opened fire at the New 7 Market that morning.

Family members said the deceased was 22-year-old Edward Wade of Southeast D.C.

He and his mother went to the market that morning, and Wade went in to pick up food while his mother waited outside, relatives said. That’s when multiple shooters opened fire.

Wade’s aunt said he was about to graduate from Virginia Union University.

Wade graduated from Anacostia High School where he won several awards for being a positive role model.

Anyone who knows where Adgerson is should call police at 202-727-9099or send an anonymous tip via text message to 50411.

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