Killed – Rokeida Spriggs (Washington, DC)

Rokeida Spriggs

Arrest Made in Homicide: 4900 Block of G Street, Southeast

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting which occurred in the 4900 Block of G Street, Southeast.

On Friday, November 22, 2013, at approximately 12:58 am, police officers from the Sixth Patrol District responded to the 4900 Block of G Street, Southeast for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult female suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The remains of the decedent were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy and a determination of a cause and manner of death.

The decedent is identified as 21-year-old Rokeida Spriggs of Southeast Washington, DC.

On Thursday, November 28, 2013, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 22-year-old Charles Wennen Young of Forestville, Maryland, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Second Degree Murder while Armed in connection to the shooting death of Rokeida Spriggs.

A man sought in the killing of a woman in her Southeast Washington apartment last week has been arrested, according to D.C. police, who said the shooting came during a year-long feud among neighbors.

Charles W. Young Jr., 22, of Forestville, Md., was charged with second-degree murder while armed in the death of Rokeida Spriggs. Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman, said that Young was arrested Thursday.

Young, known as “Chili,” was one of three men who on Monday returned to the victim’s apartment building in the 4900 block of G Street, police said. An officer was at the building protecting Spriggs’s relatives after they found a threatening note scrawled on their front door. Authorities said the officer confronted a man in a hallway and chased him to a parking lot, where they said he pulled a gun. Police said the officer fired, killing Robert Brown, 26, of Southeast Washington. A second man was taken into custody but not charged; a third man drove away from the scene.

Three police officials and a member of Spriggs’s family said the shooting came during a long dispute with others in the apartment complex. They said that the victim and a man argued in the hall Nov. 22 and that she sprayed him with Mace. The man then fired a gun as Spriggs tried to hide behind her apartment door, the officials said.–97353


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