18-year-old Arrested in Connection with Solomon Reese Homicide

An 18-year-old DC man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the fatal shooting of 71-year-old Solomon Reese, MPD reports.

Stephen Bernard Page, Jr is facing a charge of first-degree murder while armed in the case.

Page is the second person arrested in the case. Last week James Brewer was presented with a charge of first-degree murder while armed. In Brewer’s charging documents, prosecutors described four suspects caught on surveillance video near the apartment where Reese was killed.

MPD’s press release is after the jump.

July 22, 2011

Second Arrest Made in the Homicide of Solomon Reese

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest in the fatal shooting which occurred in the 2300 block of Good Hope Road, SE.

On Monday, June 27, 2011, at approximately 9:31 pm, units from the Sixth District responded to the 2300 block of Good Hope Road, SE to investigate the trouble. Upon arriving on the scene, officers located an adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 71 year-old Solomon Reese of Southeast, Washington, DC.

On Thursday, July 14th, 2011, at approximately 1:30 pm, members of the Homicide Branch arrested an adult male pursuant to a DC Superior Court warrant charging him with Felony Murder while Armed.

On Thursday, July 21, 2011, at approximately 12:20 pm, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 18-year-old Stephen Bernard Page, Jr, of Northwest Washington, DC, pursuant to a DC Superior Court warrant charging him with First Degree Felony Murder while Armed.

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