On July 4, Sykes was found in the 700 block of Fairmont Street Northwest around 11:30 p.m. with multiple gunshot wounds; he later died at a local hospital. Police believe his death was the result of an attempted robbery.
A Howard University student, Sykes was memorialized by friends and family on July 11.
MPD’s press release follows after the jump.
Arrest Made in Homicide: 700 Block of Fairmont Street, NW
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting which occurred in the 700 block of Fairmont Street, NW.
On Thursday, July 4, 2013 at approximately 11:29 pm, patrol officers from the Third District responded to the 700 block of Fairmont Street, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 22 year-old Omar Sykes of Northwest, Washington, DC.
On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at approximately 9:45 am, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 26 year-old Rasdavid Lagarde of Northeast, Washington, D.C. He was charged with First Degree Felony Murder While Armed in the shooting death of Omar Sykes.