Arrest made in cold case murder

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Arrest made in cold case murder
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By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com

The Metropolitan Police Department recently announced an arrest in the cold case murder of an Alexandria resident and two other cases in Washington D.C.

The Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested John Carrington, 53, of Clinton, Maryland on Sept. 1 for a murder in Prince George’s County. Carrington was charged with two counts of first-degree murder while armed and one count of felony murder in relation to three cold cases, according to a news release.

The arrest is in connection with a homicide that took place on March 15, 2008, when police responded to a shooting in the North Capitol and Evarts Street NE. Police found an adult man in a vehicle with gunshot wounds and no signs of life. The victim was identified as Reginald Gaither, 42, of Alexandria.

Carrington was linked to two other cold case killings, one of which happened on Sunday, Aug. 30, 1992 and the other on Dec. 10, 2010.

Carrington was also identified as the suspect in the killing of his mother in her Temple Hills, Maryland home on Aug. 29. Police also charged Carrington in a stabbing in Clinton, Maryland and a gas station robbery attempt last week in Clinton.

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