Anthony Speight Arrested in January Death of Bill Mitchell in Truxton Circle

Police today announced the arrest of 23-year-old Anthony Speight in the January shooting death of Bill Mitchell near North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue NW.

Speight, who has no fixed address, is being held on suspicion of first degree murder while armed.

A statement from MPD is below:

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting which occurred at the intersection of North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue, NW.

On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at approximately 11:00 pm, units from the Fifth District responded to the intersection of North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue, NW, for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Prior to their arrival a First District Unit was flagged down by a citizen and advised of a shooting victim on the corner of North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue, NW. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 33-year-old William Mitchell of Northwest, DC.

On Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at approximately 1:25 pm, DC Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives arrested 23-year-old Anthony Speight, with no fixed address, pursuant to a DC Superior Court warrant charging him with First Degree Murder while Armed.

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