Document: Suspect Arrested in Shootings of Homeless Victims

A suspect in the shootings of five homeless men in Washington and New York City has been apprehended.

On the morning of March 15, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division arrested 30-year-old Gerald Brevard, of Southeast, DC.

Brevard is alleged to have shot three people in Northeast, DC over the past two weeks. One of the victims, 54-year-old Morgan Holmes, died from their injuries.

At approximately 2:54 a.m. on March 9, a Metropolitan Police Department officer on the 400 block of New York Avenue, NE, saw a tent fire. Emergency personnel found Holmes dead. An autopsy determined his cause of death to be multiple stab and gunshot wounds, according to a press release.

The other two shootings took place in New York City. One of them was fatal.

Brevard has been charged with first-degree murder while armed, assault with intent to kill and assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with the incidents in Washington.