Document: Arrest Made in Fairlawn Homicide

On Mar. 26, officers from the Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 19-year-old man in connection to a homicide that occurred in the Fairlawn area of Washington, DC.

According to a press release, Mequan Carthens a resident of Southeast, DC was charged, with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 36-year-old Lagioria Brinkley on the 1900 block of 16th Street, SE on Mar. 20, 2020.

Priestley, who was a resident of Southeast, DC died on scene.

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.