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Freed D.C. murder suspect accused in 2 shootings

Thursday - 1/31/2013, 2:41pm  ET

Freed murder suspect accused in 2 shootings

WTOP's Neal Augenstein


WASHINGTON - A murder suspect who was awaiting trial but was released from jail is now arrested again, charged in another shooting and a kidnapping that left another man dead.

Police arrested 18-year-old Javon Hale late Tuesday on two separate warrants. He is charged in a shooting in Capitol Hill near the Potomac Avenue Metro station on Dec. 26 that critically injured a man.

Three days later, court documents say Hale and 22-year-old Darnell Rivers allegedly kidnapped a man. The Washington Post reports police say there was a gun battle during which Hale was wounded and the victim shot and killed Rivers.

A D.C. Superior Court judge released Hale in November. He was given a curfew and an electronic monitoring bracelet, pending his murder trial in a 2010 killing.

Documents filed Wednesday show the monitoring device placed Hale near both of the December shootings.

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