William Faison Arrested in Jeffrey Yarnell Covington Homicide

A 21-year-old Southeast D.C. man has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Jeffrey Yarnell Covington

MPD identified the suspect as William Faison.

A press release from MPD is after the jump.

August 2, 2011

Arrest Made in the Homicide of Jeffrey Yarnell Covington

( Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest was made in the fatal shooting which occurred in the 600 block of 46th Place, SE.

On Saturday July 2, 2011, at approximately 1:30 am, units from the Sixth District responded to a shooting in the 600 block of 46th Place, SE. Upon arriving on the scene, officers located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. 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 19 year-old Jeffrey Yarnell Covington of Upper Marlboro, Md.

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at approximately 3:45 pm, members from the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 21-year-old William Faison of Southeast, Washington DC, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Murder while Armed.

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