A man wanted in connection of a shooting on a Metrobus in August is now in police custody. But where authorities located him brought a strange twist in this case.
Police say Bijon Lamont Brown disabled the Metrobus near the 2400 block of Elvans Road in Southeast D.C. and then opened fire.
Tamara Coates' son, Earl, was riding the bus with his brother and was wounded in the shooting.
She said her son suffered life-threatening injuries and told FOX 5 in an exclusive interview that her son was not the intended target -- just an innocent victim.
“The bullet entered his back on the right side and it bruised a small portion of his lung,” his mother told us last month. “It shredded -- the doctor said he’s never seen bones broken like that before. Not cracked, not shattered. It shredded a couple pieces of his rib.”
For weeks, Metro Transit Police have been asking for the public's help in locating Brown. According to investigators, he was wearing an ankle monitoring device. However, police couldn’t track him down because the device had not been charged.
But investigators used that same device to map his whereabouts before the shooting and Brown had spent considerable time at the victim’s home before allegedly shooting him.
On Wednesday, police showed up at the victim's house and served him with a subpoena -- ordering him testify before a grand jury about his relationship to Brown.
As that happened, police found Brown hiding in a closet at the home.
Brown was arrested on a gun charge and will be arraigned Thursday where he is likely to face additional charges.
As for the victim and his mother, police won't say if they are facing charges, but both of them were inside their home when U.S. marshals found and arrested the suspect.