Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made in a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, in the 1100 block of 45th Street, Northeast.
At approximately 9:08 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital where after all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 30 year-old Michael Bright, of Northeast, DC.
On Thursday, October 29, 2020, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Major Violator Section’s Fugitive Unit took custody of a 28 year-old adult male, of Northeast, DC. He was charged with First Degree Murder While Armed – Felony Murder.
On Friday, October 30, 2020, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 23 year-old James Flemings, of Bladensburg, MD, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder While Armed – Felony Murder.
This case remains under investigation.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.