The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that an arrest has been made in the murder of Van Darrell Ewing, which occurred in the 4400 block of C Street, SE on Sunday, October 5, 2008. On Monday, March 30, 2009, 29-year-old Tywan Cummings, who was already incarcerated at the DC Jail on unrelated charges, was charged with Murder I While Armed pursuant to an arrest warrant.
On Sunday, October 5, 2008, at approximately 9:45 pm, officers from the Sixth District responded to the 4400 block of C Street, SE to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the hallway of an apartment building. Personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department responded, but were unable to find any signs consistent with life. The victim, identified as 30-year-old Van Darrell Ewing of the unit block of 58th Street, SE, subsequently was pronounced dead on the scene by a representative from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia.