Arrest made in D.C. gay murder

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Sean Anderson was shot to death on March 24. Photo courtesy MPD.

D.C. police announced on Monday that they have arrested a 35-year-old District man for the March 24 shooting death of Sean Anderson, 48, who was found dead in an apartment at the Marbury Plaza Apartments on Good Hope Rd, S.E. in Anacostia.

Police said in a statement that members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Jerome Wilson of Southeast D.C. on a charge of second-degree murder while armed in connection with Anderson’s death.

He was scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday for a hearing in which prosecutors were expected to file charging documents disclosing evidence that homicide detectives obtained to link Wilson to the murder.

Veteran D.C. transgender activist Earline Budd said she has known Anderson for many years and that he self-identified as a gay man who sometimes dressed in women’s clothes, possibly to perform in drag.

“Sean was very beautiful and very talented,” Budd said. “He was a wonderful singer,” said Budd, who added that Anderson performed in talent shows.

The Washington Blade will report details of the case, including a possible motive for the murder, when they become available in charging documents filed in court.

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