- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 27, 2000

District of Columbia police were looking for more witnesses to interview yesterday in connection with two separate slayings in the city over the holiday weekend.

Police in the 5th and 6th districts said they want to talk to anyone who might have any information that will lead authorities to make arrests in both killings in the District.

Christopher Battle, 16, of Northeast, was found shot to death about 9:40 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of 17th and C streets NE.

The day before, Markus Williams, 24, of Fort Washington, Md., was found shot multiple times about 1 a.m. in the 2100 block of Young Street SE. Mr. Williams was pronounced dead several hours later at D.C. General Hospital.

Authorities are offering a $10,000 cash reward for information leading to arrests and convictions in each case. Police ask anyone with information about either of the killings to call 800/673-2777.

And while the streets at times turned violent, the highways filled with holiday travelers resulted in no fatalities, a rarity for any three-day weekend.

The slayings in the District were two of a string of tragedies that occurred in the area over the Christmas weekend.

Two slayings one on Christmas Eve and one on Christmas Day involved apparent domestic disputes.

Arlington, Va., police arrested Quy Thi Nguyen, 30, of Arlington, charging her with fatally shooting her boyfriend, Son Thai Nguyen, 31, as he stood in front of his apartment building late Sunday.

Police said Miss Nguyen was charged after her attorney told them she wanted to turn herself in to authorities. As of last night, Miss Nguyen was being held without bond at the Arlington County Detention Center.

Anne Arundel County police said a woman fatally shot her husband in their Pasadena, Md., home on Christmas Day.

Last night, police charged Kelly Clutter, 33, in the death of David Bryan Clutter, 32.

Police said Mrs. Clutter passed out when they arrived at her home. She was being treated at North Arundel Hospital. Inside the home, they found a weapon and Mr. Clutter's body. He had been shot in the chest.

Court records show Mrs. Clutter contacted police earlier this year complaining of harassment.

In Fairfax, Va., police continued to look for leads in the shooting death of Thomas Duong, 42.

Mr. Duong was found about 11:30 p.m. Saturday in his car parked behind the Peking Gourmet Inn restaurant in the Culmore Shopping Center, where he worked as a cook.

• This article is based in part on wire service reports.

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