Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today an arrest has been made in the homicide of 29-year-old Delonte Butler.
On Saturday, September 25, 2010, at approximately 4:45 am, Seventh District officers were alerted to an automobile crash in the 3700 block of 1st Street, SE. Officers responded to the scene and found a single vehicle accident, and the vehicle was on fire.
DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and located a male victim; however, the victim showed no signs consistent with life and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where he was pronounced dead. The subsequent investigation revealed that the victim was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
On Monday, September 27, 2010, at approximately 5:00 am, 22 year old Joseph Spinks of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Felony Murder while Armed by members of the Homicide Branch with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team.