Md. man charged after threats, shooting in Northeast DC

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.

Megan Cloherty

WTOP Investigative Reporter Megan Cloherty primarily covers breaking news, crime and courts.

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