Arrest made in murder of suspended Secret Service officer

Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of Charles Sims, arrested for the alleged murder of an suspended Secret Service officer last December.

According to police, Arthur Baldwin, 30, was found with gunshot wounds at around 2:51 p.m. in the 4700 block of 1st Street, SW. Sims has been charged with first-degree murder while armed. According to court documents, Sims was presented in D.C. Superior Court Tuesday afternoon and is being held without bail. His next court date is May 11.

According to the Washington Post, police believe the shooting may have stemmed from an attempted robbery. The paper also reports Baldwin was on leave from the Secret Service after he was charged in a domestic incident.


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