Second Suspect in Home Invasion Shoot-Out Dies

The Washington Post is reporting that a second suspect injured in a shoot-out with police Sunday during a botched home invasion robbery in Brookland has died.

Reports the Post:

Davon Sealy, 19, of Gaithersburg, died Monday morning at an area hospital. Akeem Jamaal Cayo, 21, died at the scene on Sunday.

This afternoon Councilman Harry Thomas sent out the following press release about the incident:

Washington, DC - Ward 5 Councilmember Harry “Tommy” Thomas, Jr. today praised the Metropolitan Police Department, particularly the officers of the Fifth Police District, for their rapid response to a home invasion by three masked gunmen that occurred last evening around 10:30 pm on the 1000 block of Irving Street, NE.

The police arrived on the scene almost immediately and surrounded the house. When the suspects attempted to flee from the rear of the house, firing their weapons while exiting, the police returned fire and killed one suspect. A second suspect was wounded but later succumbed to his injuries, and a third suspect was arrested and taken into custody. The police are investigating whether the three gunmen are responsible for other crimes in the area.

Councilmember Thomas responded to the scene. “MPD did an outstanding job of ensuring the safety of the residents who were in the home at the time of the invasion,” stated Thomas. “I thank Chief Lanier, 5D Commander Greene, and the officers of MPD for their professionalism and bravery in responding to this terrible crime.”

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