Document: Second Arrest Made in Triple Homicide

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The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) made a second arrest in connection with a triple homicide that happened on July 7, 2020.

At around 1:15 a.m., officers responded to the 5000 block of Bass Place, SE for the report of the sound of gunshots.

There they found a man and a woman in a vehicle, suffering from gunshot wounds. They also found a man nearby, suffering from a gunshot wound.

The three victims, 56 year-old Claudette Williams, 29 year-old Marquise Lewis and 20 year-old Juwan Wade were pronounced dead on the scene.

On Oct. 20, 2020, 33 year-old Dale Benjamin was arrested for second-degree murder while armed. He is awaiting his preliminary hearing, which is scheduled for March 5.

On Feb. 24, 44 year-old Jibri Qayyum was also arrested for second-degree murder while armed.

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