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Victim in Capitol Hill slaying identified by D.C. police

The Washington Post logo The Washington Post 10/18/2021 Martin Weil

The man fatally shot Saturday night on Capitol Hill has been identified by D.C. police as a 27-year-old resident of Capitol Heights, Md.

Devante Waters was shot about 9:45 p.m. in the 400 block of 12th Street SE, police said. His death was the second homicide this month at that location. A man was fatally shot Oct. 6 at a playing field near a school there.

No information was immediately available about the circumstances of Waters’s shooting, or of a suspect or motive.

Police said officers went to the site after the sounds of shots were heard. It was not clear how many shots were fired.

An Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner who lives near the shooting scene said a bullet apparently had entered her house.

She said she discovered on Sunday that the shot appeared to have gone through a front window.


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