No Murder Prosecution Yet for Man Police Say Committed Double Homicide

Sergio Waynes, a 24-year-old Silver Spring man who police said Monday was responsible for a double homicide, is not being prosecuted for murder at this time.

MPD said in a release Monday that

On Monday, August 22, 2011, members from the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 24 year-old Sergio Waynes of Silver Spring Maryland, pursuant to a DC Superior Court warrant charging him with Carrying a Pistol without a License (CPWL) in an unrelated case. Subsequently, at 4:45 am, he was charged by the Homicide Branch for First Degree Murder while Armed in the double homicide.

Waynes is suspected in the shooting deaths of D’Angelo Thompson and Rashid Paul in Northwest D.C. on Jan. 23.

Today a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office said his office “did not file murder charges against” Waynes but that the case remains open and under investigation.

MPD has not yet returned a request for comment.

Waynes is currently in custody and awaiting a preliminary hearing on a charge of carrying a pistol without a license on Aug. 17.

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