The man, identified by police as Carlton Maurice Johnson, is suspected of two counts of first-degree murder while armed. He was ordered held by Judge Dianne Brenneman until a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 28 before Judge Jennifer Anderson.
Chase and Leeper were found shot on Ridge Road Southeast around 11:30 p.m. on July 17, 2013. Chase died on the scene and Leeper later died at the hospital. Police say a third shooting victim is expected to recover from his injuries.
Charging documents were not immediately available in the case due to the Emancipation Day holiday.
A press release from MPD is after the jump.
Arrest documents have been added to this post after the release.
Arrest Made in Double Homicide: 300 Block of Ridge Road, SE
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the double homicide which occurred in 300 block of block of Ridge Road, Southeast.
On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at approximately 11:39 pm, police officers assigned to the Sixth District Patrol Support Team were in the 300 block of Ridge Road, Southeast when they heard several gunshots. The police officers consequently located three adult male shooting victims. The first shooting victim was located in the 100 block of Ridge Road, Southeast, suffering multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy.
The decedent is identified as 19-year-old Anthony Chase of Southeast, Washington, DC.
Additionally, two other shooting victims were located, suffering from gunshot wounds. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported both shooting victims to a local hospital where they were admitted. The second shooting victim was admitted with life-threatening injuries and later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent’s remains were transported to the Maryland State Medical Examiner’s Office, Baltimore, Maryland, pending an autopsy.
The decedent is identified as 27-year-old Eric Leeper of Southeast, Washington, DC.
The third shooting victim, an adult male was admitted in stable condition and is expected to recover from his injuries.
On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 22-year-old Carlton Maurice Johnson of Northeast, Washington, DC was arrested by members of the Homicide Branch pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant. Carlton Maurice Johnson was charged with two counts of First Degree Murder while Armed in connection to the deaths of Anthony Chase and Eric Leeper.