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A spokesman for the U.S. attorney said the office cannot comment on the pending lawsuit but expressed “our deepest condolences to Ms. Jefferies and all those who lost loved ones in the terrible violence on South Capitol Street on March 30, 2010.”

D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer was not available for comment. At the time of the murders, he defended the actions of emergency services personnel and said the department “had enough resources to handle this scene in an efficient way.”