Arrest Made in March Double Murder at Potomac Gardens

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DCHA property Potomac Gardens Apartment Complex is seen here in a 2017 file photo. Photo: Christine Ruston

Police announced an arrest has been made in the March double murder at the Potomac Gardens Apartments.

The murders took place Monday, March 14, 2022, in the 700 block of 13th Street SE. According to police, the two men were washing cars in the parking lot when someone walked towards them through a passageway underneath one of the buildings and opened fire. Officers said they believe the victims were targeted.

One victim died on scene. The other was transported to hospital for treatment, but died of his injuries.

The decedents were identified as 22-year-old Antoine Jenkins, of Capital Heights, MD, and 62-year-old Antwan Brown, of Southeast.

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 27-year-old Maryland man.  He was transported to the Homicide Branch where he was charged with two counts of First Degree Murder while Armed.

This case remains under investigation.  The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000, for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each homicide in the District of Columbia bringing the total reward amount in this case to $50,000.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.