WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - A man has been arrested and charged in connection to the fatal shooting of a man who was working as a flagger for a paving company in mid-April in Southeast Washington, police say.
Police say on Wednesday, April 17, Barry Holmes, 57, of Temple Hills, was shot after asking a pedestrian not to step on freshly laid asphalt at around 4:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of Southern Avenue.
Sources familiar with the investigation say a man and a woman were pushing an empty stroller while attempting to cross Southern Avenue from the Prince George’s County side to the D.C. side when Holmes asked them not to cross.
According to sources, the man told Holmes he was going to kill him and pulled a handgun from what appeared to be a diaper bag.
Holmes – then fearing for his life – began to run north on Southern Avenue before tiring and stopping. That’s when the gunman walked up to him and fired one round into his chest.
When officers arrived at the scene, police say they found Holmes suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
On Tuesday, police arrested and charged 29-year-old Terrance Barnes, of Southeast, with first-degree murder while armed in connection to the fatal shooting.