3 charged in Fourth of July quadruple shooting in SE DC

Three men have been arrested for a Fourth of July quadruple shooting that left a 23-year-old man dead and three others injured, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday.

Dwayne Gene Dillard died from the shooting that took place at around 11 p.m. in the 2600 block of Douglass Place in Southeast D.C. Three other men were wounded in the shooting.

Police have charged 26-year-old Shakim Lyons, 24-year-old Jonathan Taylor and 27-year-old Harry Herbert with second-degree murder while armed.

Mayor Bowser said D.C. police are continuing to investigate whether other people were involved.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said one of the suspects arrested in this case has been charged in another murder that happened on August 13, 2014.

On July 14, D.C. police released video from a nearby surveillance camera showing four persons of interest believed to be involved in the shooting. The video showed one of the men firing a gun several times from the side of a parked car.

Chief Lanier said the three men that have been arrested are not seen in this video and she is asking for the community to help police identify them.

The announcement of the arrests in this case was made at a news conference held by city officials addressing the spike in violent crime in the District. Lanier said they will be taking part in a summit with other major city officials on Monday on the issue.

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