- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Metropolitan Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with last summer’s slaying of an American University graduate near the Shaw Metro.

Christopher Proctor, 26, of Northwest, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in the Aug. 15 shooting death of Matthew Shlonsky, 23.

“Our detectives continue to work diligently in our investigative efforts, and it was through a variety of different detective work that our members were able to identify, locate and make the third arrest,” Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said.

On Aug. 15, police responding to a shooting in the 1800 block of Seventh Street NW found an unconscious Mr. Shlonsky suffering from a gunshot wound. He died at a hospital.

Mr. Proctor is the third man arrested in the killing. On Aug. 21, Marcus King, 19, turned himself in to authorities on Aug. 21, a day after police had named him as a suspect. Andre Dudley, 19, was arrested and charged with in the crime Dec. 10.



“We hope it brings closure and a peace of mind to all who were invested in this case as we continue a successful investigation,” Chief Lanier said.

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