DC police release video of suspects in boxing coach’s shooting death

D.C. police released footage of two suspects in last month’s fatal shooting of a boxing coach.

Arthur “Buddy” Harrison Jr., who coached at coached at Old School Boxing, in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland, was shot and killed in Southeast just before noon on Sept. 24.

The video shows two suspects — dressed in all black — as well as their car. Police told WTOP the objects blurred in the suspects’ hands are handguns.

The white Kia Optima depicted in the video has Ohio tags JAU 3816.

Police are asking anyone who can identify either suspect or the car to call them at 202-727-9099. Anonymous tipsters can reach the department’s text tip line by sending a text message to 50411.

Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

The 62-year-old coach was known for being a role model to young fighters, including his son, professional boxer Dusty Hernandez-Harrison.

Last weekend, Hernandez-Harrison was expected to fight in the third round of the Beltway Battles, but that match was postponed by organizers out of respect for the coach’s family.

Jessica Kronzer

Jessica Kronzer graduated from James Madison University in May 2021 after studying media and politics. She enjoys covering politics, advocacy and compelling human-interest stories.

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