Arrest in 2013 Shooting of Walter Goode Jr

Deon Edward Cole, 19, was arrested Monday on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in the July 2013 death of 53-year-old Walter Goode Jr.

Officers found Goode, 53, lying unconscious 1100 block of First Place Northwest, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

MPD’s full press release is below:

Arrest Made in Homicide: 1100 Block of First Place, Northwest

(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 1100 block of First Place, Northwest.

On Saturday, July 20, 2013, at approximately 4:20 am, police officers from the First District responded to the rear of the 1100 block of First Place, Northwest for a report of a “man down”. Upon arrival, they observed an adult male in an unconscious state, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 53-year-old Walter Goode, Jr, of Southeast, Washington, DC.

On Monday, December 29, 2014, The Fugitive Squad of the Criminal Investigations Division arrested 19-year-old Deon Edward Cole of Northeast, Washington DC, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, charging him with Murder II while Armed in connection to the shooting death of Walter Goode, Jr.

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