Southeast DC man held in 2017 shootings

WASHINGTON — A Southeast D.C. man accused in multiple February 2017 shootings was arrested Tuesday morning.

Derek Turner, 26, faces seven counts of assault with intent to kill while armed, Chief Peter Newsham said. Turner had been indicted last month in the cases.

Turner is accused, Newsham said, in

  • a Feb. 16, 2017, shooting in the 700 block of Congress Street Southeast;
  • a Feb. 17, 2017, shooting in the 3600 block of Sixth Street Southeast; and
  • a Feb. 22, 2017, shooting in the 900 block of Alabama Avenue Southeast.

“Combating violence, removing illegal firearms from the District of Columbia and dealing with repeat violent offenders in our community are the three things that we are trying to do here on the police department,” Newsham said during a news conference Tuesday.

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