Irving Harris Johnson Arrested in Columbia Heights July Shooting Deaths of Domonique Barber and Jimmie Lee Simmons

A man wanted by D.C. police in connection with a triple shooting in Columbia Heights this July has been arrested.

According to a message on the Third District listserve, Irving Harris Johnson of Northwest D.C. was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder while armed and one count of assault with intent to kill.

Court records do not show that the charges have been filed yet.

Domonique Barber and Jimmie Lee Simmons were shot just before six a.m. on July 9. A third shooting victim survived. Earlier reports indicated that there was gambling at the time of the shooting and that two black males were seen fleeing from the scene.

MPD’s listserve message is below.

The Metropolitan Police Department announces that an arrest has been made in the double homicide shooting of 31 year old Dominique Barber, and 32 year old Jimmie Lee Simmons, and the shooting of 21 yr old Anthony Lamont Thomas which occurred on July 9, 2011, in the 1400 block of Parkwood Place, Northwest.

Mr. Irving Harris Johnson of Northwest, Washington DC, was arrested and charged with two counts of Murder One While Armed, and one count Assault with Intent to Kill While Armed. He was arrested this morning by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

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