DC Police Solve 2 Murders with 1 Arrest
WTTG-TV 5 | Mar 10, 2011
Two D.C. cold cases have been solved with the arrest of a 21-year-old man. The unidentified suspect, who is currently in D.C. jail, has been charged with the murders of two D.C. teenagers in two separate shootings in Northeast in 2004 and 2005. 16-year-old Roderick Valentine, also known as “Hot Rod,” was gunned down at 4415 Quarles Street, NE on February 8, 2004. 17-year-old Louis Hastings was killed on September 5, 2005 on 56th and Eads Streets, NE. Police say they solved the cold cases when the 21-year-old man, who was recently arrested for a third homicide, confessed to the killings. Police say the shooter was just 14 years old when he committed the crimes.