- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 20, 2012

D.C police have one man in custody and are interviewing multiple other people after a fatal shooting evolved overnight into a standoff in a Southeast neighborhood.

The nearly eight-hour ordeal touched off with a shooting in the 1700 block of 17th Street Southeast around 2 a.m., Metropolitan Police Department officials said.

Officers found 24-year-old J’Ron Brown, of Southeast, suffering from gunshot wounds, said MPD homicide detective Robert Alder. He was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

Shortly after the shooting, police surrounded an apartment in the same block where a man had barricaded himself inside, Lt. Alder said.

“We are trying to piece it together still,” Lt. Alder said of the series of events.

Police shut down several residential blocks near Anacostia Senior High School overnight as the standoff continued.

Around 10 a.m. the man exited the apartment, bringing an end to the barricade, Lt. Alder said. No one was injured during the standoff.

Police have not released the name of the man now in custody or said whether he is believed to be the shooter or related to the overnight slaying in some other way.