Second Arrest in DC Nightclub Shooting Death of Paul Aime Danzo

A 24-year-old Southeast DC man has been arrested in connection with a March shooting outside a DC nightclub that left one man dead.

Erik Postell was arrested Friday on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed in connection with the death of Paul Aime Tanoh Danzo, MPD said Friday evening.

Danzo was found by police on March 21 around 2:50 a.m. seated in the driver’s seat of a car parked on the 1000 block of 17th Street Northwest. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body and head, and transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Postell is the second person arrested in connection with this case. Michael Smith, 33, was arraigned last month on charges of first-degree murder while armed. The charges were part of a case that initially charged Smith as being an accessory to Danzo’s murder.

Charging documents state that Danzo was killedafter getting into a fight at Balleto Club. Surveillence cameras captured images of two men police believed were connected to the shooting and a black BMW they were driving.

The footage shows two men exit the vehicle, one from the passenger side door wearing a baseball hat with a grey hoodie pulled up over it, and another black male exiting the driver’s side door with shoulder length dreadlocks, and a knit cap on his head, court documents state.

A press release from MPD about the arrest is below.

October 11, 2013

Additional Arrest Made in Homicide: 1000 Block of 17th Street, NW

(Washington, DC)- The Metropolitan Police Department has announced an additional arrest in the homicide which occurred in the 1000 block of 17th Street, NW.

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, at approximately 2:39 am, units from the Second District responded to the 1000 block of 17th Street, NW, for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds while sitting inside of his vehicle. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. The victim later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent in this case is identified as 24-year-old Paul Aime Tanoh Danzo of Laurel, Maryland.

On Thursday, September 19, 2013, an adult male was arrested and charged with Murder One, Conspiracy, and additional related charges in connection with the shooting death of Paul Aime Tanoh Danzo.

On Friday, October 11, 2013, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 24-year-old Erik Postell of Southeast, Washington, DC, charging him with First Degree Murder while Armed in connection with the shooting death of Paul Aime Tanoh Danzo.

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