We have our man: D.C. police arrest 6-year-old Nyiah Courtney’s murderer


WASHINGTON, DC – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made in reference to a homicide that occurred on Friday, July 16, 2021, in the 2900 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Southeast.

At approximately 11:11 pm, members of the Seventh District were in the area of the listed location when they heard the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located a juvenile female, two adult females, and two adult males. All sustained gunshot wounds and received treatment at area hospitals. A sixth victim, an adult male, sought treatment at a local hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. After all life-saving efforts failed, the juvenile victim succumbed to their injuries. The adult victims were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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The decedent has been identified as 6-year-old Nyiah Courtney, of Southeast. DC.

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 22-year-old Marktwan Hargraves, of Waldorf, Maryland. He has been charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed.

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