Charles Coates Arrested on Suspicion of Killing Eddie Leonard Jr.

A 41-year-old Southeast D.C. man was arrested today on suspcion of killing Eddie Leonard Jr., 32, in Northeast D.C. in Febuary.

MPD’s arrest warrant charges Charles Monroe Coates with first-degree murder while armed. No court date was available yet Thursday night.

MPD’s press release follows the jump.

Arrest Made in the Homicide in the 400 Block of 23rd Place NE

(Washington, DC)- Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest in the homicide of 32 year-old Eddie Leonard Jr.

On Sunday, February 20, 2011, at approximately 11:45 p.m., units from the First District were dispatched to 400 block of 24th Street, NE, to investigate the sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they discovered in the rear of the 400 block of 23rd Place, NE, an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Personnel from the DC Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. He was pronounced dead on the scene by a member of the Office of the Chief medical Examiner.

On Thursday, April 21, 2011, at approximately 12:20 pm, 41-year-old Charles Monroe Coates of SE, Washington, DC, was arrested by Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch pursuant to an arrest warrant charging him with Felony Murder while Armed.

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