Document: Police Arrest Suspects in Homicide and Assault Offenses

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Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department arrested two suspects in connection to several homicides and shootings that occurred in 2020.

Michael Mason, 16, a resident of Southeast DC, was arrested on June 17. He is being charged as an adult with first-degree murder while armed, assault with the intent to kill while armed, assault with the intent to murder while armed and assault with a dangerous weapon.

The defendant is accused of murdering 21-year-old Brea Moon on April 7 on the 3900 block of Alabama Avenue, SE.

He is also a suspect for the murders of 20-year-old Jaszel Henderson and 31-year-old Terrance Griffin, both residents of Southeast DC, that occurred on May 19.

Mason is also being charged with murder in connection to the death of 18-year-old Antwaun Roach, a resident of Southwest DC, that occurred on May 22.

Mason was allegedly involved in three homicides and six assault offenses that occurred between the months of April and May. 

Police also arrested 19-year-old Daquan Jones, a resident of Northeast, DC, on June 21 in connection with a murder that occurred on April 7. He is being charged with first-degree murder while armed.

The cases are still under investigation. 

The police is offering up to a $25,000 reward to anyone that provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case or any other homicide case in DC. Anyone with information should call the police at 202-727-9099. Anonymous information can be sent to the department’s Text Tip Line — 50411.

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