Burnis Cole Arrested in Raasheem Jamal Rich Murder

Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force officers have arrested Burnis Cole Thursday in connection with the Jan. 10 murder of Raasheem Jamal Rich.

Rich, 40, was the District’s first homicide of 2013. Police distributed a video showing a person of interest in the case Saturday.

As of Thursday afternoon, Cole had not yet appeared before a judge to be presented with first-degree murder charges.

A press release from the Metropolitan Police Department is after the jump.

(Washington, DC) — Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today a suspect has been arrested in the fatal stabbing which occurred in the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue, Southeast.

On Thursday, January 10, 2013, at approximately 3:27 pm, an off-duty Metropolitan Police Officer was flagged down for a stabbing in the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue., SE. Upon the arrival the off-duty officer and additional units from the Sixth District, they located an adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 40-year-old Raasheem Jamal Rich of Northeast, Washington, DC.

On Thursday, January 17, 2013, at approximately 6:20 am, members from the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 35 year-old Burnis Cole of Southeast, DC, pursuant to an arrest warrant and charged him with Murder One while Armed in connection with the homicide of Raasheem Jamal Rich.

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