Arrest in Troxler Murder Case
MPD announced this weekend that they have made an arrest in the recent murder of Gregory Darnell Troxler. Troxler was found bleeding in an alley south of Florida Ave the afternoon of October 10th. Press release below:
Arrest in the Homicide in the 1100 Block of 8th Street, NE
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting which occurred in the 1100 block of 8th Street, NE.
On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at approximately 3:51 pm, units from the Fifth District heard sounds of gunshots coming from the area of the 1100 block of 8th Street, NE. Officers responded and located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where he was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 21 year-old Gregory Darnell Troxler of Northeast, Washington, DC
On Friday, October 19, 2012, an arrest warrant was obtained for 18 year-old Kevon Austin of Southeast, Washington, DC, charging him with Murder II while Armed for the shooting death of Gregory Darnell Troxler.
On Saturday, October 20, 2012, at approximately 4:40 pm, Kevon Austin was arrested by officers of the Fifth District during a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Eckington Place, NE.
You can see photos of a Mr. Troxler's memorial at Washington's Other Monuments.
Follow this story on Homicide Watch D.C.
Here's some of the coverage soon after the shooting:
ABC7: Man Fatally Shot in Northeast Near Gallaudet University
NBC4: Man Fatally Shot Near Gallaudet University
Washington Post: Man Shot Dead in Northeast DC
MPD: Press release