Arrest made in death of lesbian found shot in burning car

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Police Chief Peter Newsham said the victim knew two men who were also murdered on the same day. Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.

D.C. police announced on Sunday that they have arrested a 23-year-old District man for the Dec. 28 shooting death of a lesbian whose body was found in the trunk of her burning car located in the 800 block of Adrian Street in Southeast Washington.

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Lesbian found murdered in burning car in D.C.

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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A lesbian found shot to death in the trunk of her car that someone set on fire in Southeast D.C. on Dec. 28 was friends with two other people shot to death on the same day, and detectives are looking into whether the three murders may be linked, according to D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham.

Police said the body of a woman they later identified as Kerrice Lewis, 23, a resident of Hyattsville, Md., was found about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, in the trunk of her burning Lexus in an alley in the 800 block of Adrian Place, S.E., near Fort Dupont Park.

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