Arrest made in Capitol Hill East shooting

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A Southeast D.C. teenager has been arrested in connection with a December shooting in Capitol Hill East and a Southeast D.C. kidnapping that led to a homicide.

Javon Hale, 18, was arrested Tuesday on two separate warrants. He was charged with assault with intent to kill for the Capitol Hill area incident, and with kidnapping while armed in the other incident.

The Capitol Hill area incident occurred on the afternoon Dec. 26 at 14th and K streets SE, not far from the Potomac Avenue Metro station. The victim, a man, was found with gunshot wounds inside a gray Chevrolet Captiva. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The victim told police that he was shot at by at least one man who was inside a black vehicle, according to an arrest warrant. Police recovered the suspect vehicle in the 1000 block of South Carolina Avenue SE. They also obtained surveillance video that showed four men who matched witness descriptions of the culprits heading into the Eastern Market Metro station.

Hale was under-court ordered monitoring as a result of a pending homicide case, and he was required to wear a GPS device. Data from the device placed him at or near the locations of the shooting, the car and the Eastern Market Metro station on the afternoon of the incident. Additionally, Hale told a paid police informant that he tapped on the victim's window with his gun and shot him, the arrest warrant stated.

The kidnapping incident took place on Dec. 29 near the intersection of 51st Street and Astor Place SE.

According to an arrest warrant: A paid police employee reported that Hale said that he and 22-year-old Darnell Rivers kidnapped someone and forced him into a vehicle. The kidnapped male then shot Rivers, who later died. The kidnapping victim and Hale also both shot each other during the incident.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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Naomi Jagoda

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The Washington Examiner