Police identify suspect, victim in DC apparent road-rage shooting

D.C. police on Thursday released the names of the victim and the man arrested for Wednesday’s apparent road-rage killing in Southeast.

Anthony Williams, 44, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, was arrested Wednesday in the death of Brooklyn Michael Lynn, 33, of Southeast, on Good Hope Road near Naylor Road.

The incident started with a crash at about 2:45 p.m., police said. Someone was turning out of a parking lot, crossing the eastbound lanes of Good Hope Road and trying to turn left into the westbound lanes, when they and Williams, who was driving eastbound, collided, police said.

After the crash, Lynn came to the scene and got into an argument with Williams, who allegedly shot him. Court documents say that Williams and a witness claimed that Lynn either opened the door or reached in through the window and punched Williams several times before Williams shot him.

Video from a security camera showed Lynn opened Williams’ door once before being pulled away, then heading back toward Williams’ car, the court document said. The second time, Williams opened the door himself and fired as Lynn stood between the door and the A pillar of Williams’ car. The video doesn’t show Lynn punching Williams, the court documents said.

Williams was arrested at the scene. Police found a gun there, and said Williams didn’t have a license to carry one in the District.

The police said Thursday morning that Williams was charged with second-degree murder; as of his court appearance in the afternoon, however, he has only been charged with carrying a gun without a license. He was ordered released with a GPS monitor.

WTOP’s Mike Murillo contributed to this report.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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