Domally was found stabbed to death in the 5200 block of Queens Stroll Place Southeast on June 29. Police named Gayle as a suspect on July 2.
Local police arrested Gayle at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 22. He had been held there until Thursday. He is suspected of second-degree murder while armed.
MPD’s full statement is below:
(Washington, DC) - Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 5200 block of Queens Stroll Place, SE.
On Sunday, June 29, 2014, at approximately 4:15 am, police officers from the Sixth District responded to a call for a report of a stabbing in the 5200 block of Queens Stroll Place, SE. Upon arrival, they located an adult female suffering from multiple stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived on the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia where an autopsy was performed to ascertain the cause and manner of death.
The decedent was identified as 31 year-old Eboni Domally.
On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, members of the United States Marshall Service in North Carolina, in conjunction with the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested 33 year-old Michael Gayle. Mr. Gayle was charged with Murder II while Armed, pursuant to a DC Superior Court Arrest Warrant, in connection with the stabbing death of 31 year-old Eboni Domally.
On Thursday, August 14, 2014, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force transported and delivered Mr. Gayle to Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch.