Two Teens Arrested in Columbia Heights Killing of Osman Al-Akbar Wednesday

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Osman Al-Akbar in Columbia Heights early Wednesday morning.

MPD said in a press release that Al-Akbar was shot and killed in the 2600 block of University Place, N.W sometime before 1:39 a.m. Wednesday.

Two suspects were stopped by officers shortly after the shooting. They were identified Wednesday evening as 19-year-old Rashid Caviness-Bey and a 15-year-old male of Capitol Heights. They were arrested on suspicion of first-degree felony murder while armed and carrying a pistol without a license. MPD did not identify the 15-year-old, who is a juvenile.

MPD’s release is after the jump.

August 17, 2011

Arrest Made in the Homicide of Osman Al-Akbar

( Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 2600 block of University Place, N.W.

On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at approximately 1:39 am, units from the Third District responded to the 2600 block of University Place, N.W, to investigate the report of sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they observed a male lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. Subsequently, the victim, identified as 19-year-old Osman Al-Akbar of Northwest, DC, was pronounced dead by a member of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 19-year-old Osman Al-Akbar of Northwest, DC

Shortly after the shooting, Third District officers stopped two suspects in connection with the homicide. After further investigation by detectives from the Homicide Branch, 19-year-old Rashid Caviness-Bey of Northwest and a 15-year old male of Capitol Heights, MD, were charged with First Degree Felony Murder while Armed and Carrying a Pistol Without a license (CPWL).

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