Identity of man who allegedly shot DC city employee before stealing a car and shooting himself released

D.C. police have released the identity of a man suspected of shooting a city employee to death inside a car outside a gym in Southeast before stealing a car in Maryland and then shooting himself.

Antoine Oliver, 36, of Fort Washington reportedly ran up to Nikiesha Thomas’ vehicle in the 3200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast and fired one bullet, killing her.

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The DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education identified the victim as Thomas, a member of their Strong Start Team.

Multiple people were in a nearby gym when the shooting occurred.

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Around 12:45 p.m., police say, Oliver stole a car in Prince George’s County and then returned to D.C.

According to police, Prince George's County and Seat Pleasant police had stopped Oliver at a scene at Minnesota Avenue and East Capitol Street, Northeast.

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When officers in pursuit closed in on him, police say he killed himself.

A letter was sent out to employees in the OSSE on Thursday morning: