NW DC Shooting Kills Man; Suspect in Custody

A shooting in the 1900 block of 9th Street Northwest killed a man early Saturday morning.

Police found Joseph Hardin, 30, of Alexandria, Va., unconscious and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at 1:16 a.m. and declared dead at the scene.

Cedric Spicer, 24, of Northwest D.C., was arrested on site by nearby police officers, MPD said.

A press release from MPD is below:

Arrest Made in the Homicide: 1900 Block of 9th Street, NW

(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 1900 block of 9th Street, NW.

On Saturday, February 23, 2013, at approximately 1:16 am, members of the Third District responded to the 1900 block of 9th Street, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival they discovered an unconscious adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and determined the victim had no signs of life and the victim remained on the scene. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 30-year-old Joseph Hardin of Alexandria, VA.

Nearby patrol officers immediately apprehended the suspect. Arrested and charged with Murder One while Armed in the shooting death of Joseph Hardin is 24 year-old Cedric Spicer of Northwest Washington, DC.

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