Antonio Shaw Arrested in Stabbing Death of Teen Ernest Hart

Antonio Shaw, a 25-year-old man with no permanent address, was arrested Thursday night in connection with the stabbing death of Southeast DC teen Ernest Hart.

Police say Shaw will be charged with second-degree murder.

A press release from MPD is below.

June 21, 2013

Arrest Made in Homicide: 4600 Block of Hillside Road, SE

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing which occurred in the 4600 block of Hillside Road, SE.

On Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at approximately 9:21 pm, units from the Sixth District responded to the 4600 block of Hillside Road, SE for the report of an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, they located a juvenile male suffering from an apparent stab wound. 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 17-year-old Ernest Hart of Southeast, Washington, DC.

On Thursday, June 20, 2013, at approximately 10:15 pm, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Forced arrested 25-year-old Antonio Shaw of no fixed address, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Second Degree Murder in the stabbing death of Ernest Hart.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the charge against Shaw. It is second-degree murder.

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