James Brewer, Stephen Page Sentenced in Fatal Shooting of Veteran Solomon Reese

James Brewer and Stephen Page were sentenced Friday in connection with the shooting death of 71-year-old Vietnam veteran Solomon Reese. The two men pleaded guilty in November to killing Reese during the course of a robbery. Brewer was sentenced to 27 years and 8 months in prison; Page was sentenced to 31 years in prison. … Read more →

Stephen Page and James Brewer Plead Guilty to Second-Degree Murder While Armed in Solomon Reese Death

Stephen Page and James Brewer, two of three suspects charged in connection with the 2011 shooting death of 71-year-old Solomon Reese, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder while armed and related robbery offenses. Police found Reese June 27, 2011 at approximately 9:30 p.m. in his apartment on the 2300 block of Good Hope Road Southeast … Read more →

Anthony Thomas Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter in Death of Solomon Reese

Anthony Thomas, one of three suspects charged in connection with the 2011 shooting death of 71-year-old Solomon Reese, pleaded guilty Friday to voluntary manslaughter while armed and related robbery offenses. Prosecutors read the plea agreement and proffer of facts Friday during a sealed bench conference between Judge Herbert Dixon, Thomas, and counsel from both sides. … Read more →

Obstruction Charges for Men Suspected of Killing Murder Case Witness

Three men charged with killing 71-year-old Solomon Reese have now also been formally charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the shooting death of one of the witnesses in the case. James Brewer, Stephen Page, and Anthony Thomas, pled innocent to the charge in court Thursday. The charge was part of a superseding indictment. … Read more →

Men Charged in Killing of Solomon Reese Plead Innocent

Three men accused in the shooting death of 71-year-old Solomon Reese have been charged with first-degree felony murder, in addition to conspiracy, burglary, and the armed robbery of a senior citizen. James Brewer, Stephen Page, and Anthony Thomas were indicted on the charges Tuesday. They each pled innocent to the charges. The thirteen count indictment … Read more →

Man Who Helped Murder Suspect James Brewer Escape From DC Court Charged as Co-Defendant in Murder Case

A 30-year-old man suspected of switching court identification bracelets with murder suspect James Brewer has been added to Brewer’s case as a co-defendant. Appearing in court Thursday, Bradley Allen waived his right to a preliminary hearing on a charge of aiding and abetting. Prosecutor Sharad Khandelwal said Allen is charged as an accessory after the … Read more →

Potential Witness in Solomon Reese Homicide Killed in PG County, Prosecutor Says

On video surveillance from the Southeast D.C. apartment building where Solomon Reese was killed in June, a black male, of a slim build, is seen leading Stephen Page, Anthony Thomas and James Brewer into the building. According to charging documents, that person is Dwight Hicks, a 26-year-old man who lived in that same Good Hope … Read more →

18-year-old Arrested in Connection with Solomon Reese Homicide

An 18-year-old DC man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the fatal shooting of 71-year-old Solomon Reese, MPD reports. Stephen Bernard Page, Jr is facing a charge of first-degree murder while armed in the case. Page is the second person arrested in the case. Last week James Brewer was presented with a charge of … Read more →

James Brewer held on Murder Charge after Court Escape

It was James Brewer’s second court appearance in four days, but the first one in which he gave his real name. Shackled and flanked by US Marshals, Brewer appeared in DC Superior Court Monday afternoon to be presented with the felony murder charge authorities had anticipated presenting him with on Friday. That plan was foiled … Read more →

James Brewer Rearrested after Escaping from DC Court

MyFoxDC and NBC Washington report that 24-year-old James Brewer is back in custody after escaping from US Marshals at D.C. Superior Court on Friday. Brewer is suspected of killing Solomon Reese in Southeast DC on June 27. Read more →

MyFoxDC: Murder Suspect Escaped from D.C. Superior Court

MyFoxDC is reporting tonight that James Dean Brewer escaped today from D.C. Superior Court where he was detained by US Marshals pending the presentment of a felony murder charge. Brewer, 24, was arrested Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of 71 year-old Solomon Reese. Reports MyFoxDC: Sources say Brewer went before the judge posing … Read more →

James Dean Brewer Arrested in Connection with Fatal Shooting of Solomon Reese

A 24-year-old Southeast D.C. man was arrested today Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of Solomon Reese last month. James Dean Brewer is suspected of felony murder while armed, MPD officials said in a press release. Reese was 71 years old when he was shot and killed June 27 on Good Hope Road, SE. … Read more →

James Dean Adrian Brewer

  • Arrested: July 14, 2011
  • Age: 27
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the June 27, 2011, death of Solomon Reese.