MPD Confirms Metro Shooting Suspect Javon Foster Died in Apparent Suicide

MPD has confirmed that a man wanted in connection with a Metro bus shooting that killed 20-year-old Selina Brown on Sunday is dead.

In a press release Tuesday night, MPD said the man, 27-year-old Javon Foster, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. MPD said he was identified by fingerprints.

MPD’s press release is after the jump.

December 11, 2012

Homicide Suspect Found Dead in New York

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that the suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting which occurred in the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue, SE was found dead in New York.

On Sunday, December 9, 2012, at approximately 5:40 pm, members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sixth District responded to the 1700 Block of Minnesota Avenue, Southeast, to investigate the sound of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located an adult female victim in an unconscious and unresponsive state in the doorway of a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus (METRO), suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene and was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy. A second victim, a female toddler, suffering from a gunshot wound was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The operator of the bus sustained a non-life threatening injury.

The decedent is identified as 20-year-old Selina Brown of Northeast, Washington, DC.

The suspect was found dead in New York with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Through finger prints, it is confirmed that the decedent is 27 year-old Javon Foster who was wanted in the shooting death of Selina Brown.

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