Charges against Wesley Monroe were dropped Wednesday after prosecutors in the case asked Judge Ronna Beck to dismiss the case.
Monroe had been suspected in connection with the June shooting death of 28-year-old Quentin Lavar White. He was arrested in July and held until the end of August, when he was released on his personal recognizance.
White was killed June 22 around 12:44 a.m. on the 3500 block of East Capitol Street Southeast. Police found him suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he died.
Three weeks later, Monroe, 21, was arrested and held on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed. A second suspect, Don Page, was arrested several days later also in connection with White’s death.
Page remains held in White’s murder pending a grand jury investigation. A status conference is scheduled for next Friday in his case.