WASHINGTON — An Oxon Hill, Maryland, man faces multiple charges — including assault with a dangerous weapon and threat to kidnap or injure a person — after D.C. police say he opened fire on a busy street and wounded three people Sunday in Northeast D.C.
Moses Walker, 31, was out for revenge when he made threats and shot at people in the 500 block of M Street Northeast after 9:30 a.m. Sunday, said Assistant D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham.
“The suspect approached three victims, and began firing at two of the victims while the third victim fled,” Newsham said in a news conference Tuesday. Two of the victims ran into a nearby church and had gunshot wounds to their lower bodies, he said.
Walker then chased down the third victim, and beat him in the head, Newsham said.
Multiple witnesses on M Street helped officers find Walker. Detectives believe Walker was reacting in retaliation to a shooting earlier Sunday around 1 a.m. in the 900 block of Eastern Avenue Northeast, Newsham said.
He would not elaborate on the connection between the two shootings.