Document: Man Arrested After Shooting Leaves Woman Dead in Southeast DC

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The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) arrested and charged 46-year-old Desmond Thurston with first-degree murder while armed for his alleged involvement in a homicide that occurred on Oct. 1 on the 4000 block of 13th Street, SE. The shooting is believed to be domestic in nature.

According to MPD documents, officers responded to the location for the report of a shooting, where they located a woman, inside her residence, suffering from gunshot wounds. She succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

The victim was identified as 52-year-old Patricia Johnson.

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