Document: Suspect Arrested in Connection with Two Homicides

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) arrested a suspect in connection with two homicides that happened in November.

On Dec. 3, 27 year-old Antoine Turner was arrested for two counts of first-degree murder while armed in the deaths of 23 year-old Demeitri Anderson and 34 year-old Demetrius Benson.

At around midnight on Nov. 3, officers responded to the 4500 block of Dix Street, Northeast for the report of a shooting. There, they found Benson suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

At around 12:40 p.m. on Nov. 29, officers responded to the 4500 block of Benning Road, SE after they heard gunshots. There, they found Anderson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Anderson was also arrested for felon in possession of a firearm. He has a prior arrest history that includes charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, distribution of a controlled substance, cruelty to animals, possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon, carrying a pistol without a license, first-degree burglary and robbery.