Lamonte Hill Held in Murder of Brian Bloomfield

A 22-year-old D.C. man who is suspected in the June murder of Brian Bloomfield has been arrested in South Carolina and brought to Washington, D.C., where he is being held without bond pending a grand jury investigation.

Lamonte “Nick” Hill was arrested on Aug. 10 in Columbia, S.C., on suspicion of shooting and stabbing Bloomfield. He was presented in D.C. Superior Court on Aug. 30.

According to charging documents, witnesses told police they saw Bloomfield being beaten by two men near the back door of the apartment building at 3402 13th Place Southeast, at about 7:15 p.m. on June 11. One witness said he saw one of the men stabbing Bloomfield repeatedly while the other man punched him. Bloomfield reached for a gun that was sitting nearby, the witness said, but he couldn’t hold onto it because he appeared to be too severely injured.

According to the witness, the suspect without the knife then took the gun from Bloomfield. A second witness said he heard a single gunshot. An autopsy by the medical examiner determined that Bloomfield died from one gunshot wound to the chest and multiple stab wounds to the torso and thigh.

Police said surveillance cameras from nearby apartment buildings recorded Hill and another suspect in the area of the murder just before and just after the assault. In one camera, Hill and another man are seen walking toward 3402 13th Place at 7:11 p.m. Another camera showed Hill and the second man running in the opposite direction at 7:16 p.m. That camera captured Hill entering another apartment building on the block and exiting one minute later with a woman and young child. All three are seen getting into a car and driving away.

Hill is the only person who has been arrested in this case, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office said Tuesday. The case remains under investigation.

Hill is due back in court on Dec. 14th at 9:30 a.m. for a felony status hearing.

Charging documents are below:

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