Man Arrested in Killing of Mom, Daughter Found in Southeast DC Apartment Fire

A 3-month-old baby was found inside the burning apartment, but was not injured

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Police have arrested a man accused of shooting three women, killing two, Monday at a Southeast D.C. apartment that authorities found on fire with a 3-month-old baby inside.

Officers detained Keanan Christopher Turner, 32, of Forestville, Maryland on Friday. He was arrested by Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, U.S. Marshals and Stafford County Sheriff's Office officials.

He's suspected of killing 47-year-old Wanda Wright and her 32-year-old daughter, Ebony Wright, and shooting a third woman, D.C. police say.

Turner is charged with two counts of premeditated first-degree murder and assault with intent to kill while armed.

D.C. firefighters were first called to the 2300 block of Good Hope Court in the Skyland neighborhood around 7:30 p.m. for reports of a fire, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a news conference.

The injured woman was found in the parking lot with injures not considered life-threatening, police said.

Authorities found the mother and daughter inside an apartment that had been set on fire.

Sprinklers in that apartment kept the fire from spreading and the baby was not hurt, authorities said.

Executive Assistant Chief of Police Ashan Benedict said earlier this week that it appears the suspect started the fire.

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