Arrest Made in Halloween Murder on Massachussetts


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made regarding a fatal shooting that occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Unit block of Massachusetts Avenue NE.

At approximately 9:48 p.m., members of the First District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DC FEMS) responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent was identified as 34 year-old James Eric Ferrell, of no fixed address.

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF) arrested a 34 year-old man of no fixed address. He was charged with First Degree Murder while Armed (Premeditated).