Document: Man Arrested in Oct. 31 Homicide

A suspect has been arrested in reference to an Oct. 31 homicide.

At approximately 4:17 p.m. that day, Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to the 2300 block of Green Street, SE, due to a report of a smell of smoke, according to a press release. There, officers located a fire within an apartment. After extinguishing the fire, officers located 32-year-old Cynthia Barringer with thermal injuries and pronounced her dead on scene.

On Nov. 1 due to an autopsy, the cause of death was ruled a gunshot wound and the manner of death a homicide, according to the press release.

Karon Brown, 30, was arrested for second-degree murder while armed on Dec. 27. Detectives believe the alleged offense to be domestic in nature.