On July 28, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Robert J. Contee III announced that a suspect has been arrested for murder in the death of six-year-old Nyiah Courtney, who was fatally shot on July 16 on the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE.
“The prayers of the community have been answered, “ he said. “I’m here to announce today that we’ve got our man.”
Members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force have arrested 22-year-old Marktwan Hargraves of Waldorf, Md. for first-degree murder while armed in connection with Courtney’s death, he said.
Five other victims, three men and two women, were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries on the night of the shooting, D.C. Witness previously reported.