Man Who Cops Say Fatally Shot Another Man While Holding A Child Arrested: Police

Source: Metropolitan police

May 7 2022, Published 4:34 p.m. ET

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A Washington, D.C., man who police say shot another man while he was with his two children has been arrested more than two months after the incident.

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The Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch announced the arrest of Jarrell David Harris, 27, on May 7. He is accused of killing Cedrick Miller, 42, on March 4 in the 2300 block of 18th Street, Northeast.

On May 6, Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force officers arrested Harris in Southeast, D.C. They took him to the Homicide Branch, where he was charged with first-degree murder while armed.

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At approximately 8:30 a.m. March 4, officers from the Fifth District went to the location for a reported shooting. On scene, police found Miller, of Northeast D.C., suffering from gunshot wounds, police say. D.C. Fire and EMS checked the victim and pronounced him dead.

According to NBC Washington, Miller was carrying an infant and hold a 5-year-old boy's hand, Executive Assistant Chief of Police Ashan Benedict said. The children were not hurt.

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“It appears he was targeted by this shooter. This individual walked up, shot him with the children right there,” Benedict said, according to preliminary information.

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“It’s one of the most horrible things we’ve had in the Fifth District in several years,” Fifth District Cmdr. William FitzGerald said.

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NBC Washington reports that the infant was in the car seat when the shooting took place.

The children were put in the care of their mother, police told NBC Washington. It wasn't clear whether or not Miller was the children's father.

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People who lived in the area expressed outrage to NBC Washington.

“Stop this violence!” resident James Robinson cried. “There’s no need for this. No need for this. I feel so bad for the kids.”

“I know the kids will be scarred forever because of that,” neighbor Jasmine Johnson said.


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