DC police capture escaped homicide suspect

A homicide suspect who had escaped from custody on Friday was captured hours later, D.C. police said.

Aaron Adgerson, 17, who was last seen at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington in Tenleytown around 6:45 p.m. was apprehended in Northwest at 11:45 p.m., D.C. police said Saturday morning.

Police had said they considered Adgerson a danger to the public.

He was arrested on Monday and charged as an adult for a homicide incident on the 1400 block of Good Hope Road in Southeast D.C. on Jan. 25.

Editor’s Note: Police had earlier told WTOP that Adgerson was apprehended early Saturday morning.

WTOP’s Luke Garrett and Acacia James contributed to this report.

Jose Umana

Jose Umana is a digital writer/editor at WTOP. He joined WTOP in 2020.

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