DC man arrested in fatal shooting of 19-year-old

WASHINGTON — Police arrested a man over the weekend for his role in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood last week.

On Sunday, police arrested 19-year-old Marcus Martin, a Southwest D.C. resident, after the shooting death of Derryk Johnson, also 19, on Aug. 3.

On the night of Aug. 3, the shooting happened in the 600 block of N Street in Northwest. When police arrived on the scene, there were two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds.

Emergency crews transported both victims to an area hospital where Johnson, a Northwest D.C. resident, died. The second victim, whose name has not been released, was admitted in stable condition, according to police.

Martin has been charged with first degree felony murder.

Sarah Beth Hensley

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