Arrest made in murder of Darlene Bryant

Police on Tuesday arrested Delonta Jovon Wynn, 34, of Southeast with the murder of a 46-year-old Southeast woman in May.

Darlene Marie Bryant was found suffering from “multiple sharp force injuries,” according to police, who responded to the 4300 block of Wheeler Road, SE on the evening of May 13. Bryant was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy after fire and emergency personnel responded and could not revive her.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide that occurred in the 4300 block of Wheeler Road, SE.

Wynn was charged with second-degree murder while armed for Bryant’s death.

Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier lauded the efforts of detectives in making an arrest in the case.

“Every homicide in our City impacts our community equally. The same is true when we make arrests and bring closure to a family,” Lanier said in a statement. “These investigations may take time, but our detectives remain fully committed to solving every case. The arrest in this case provides yet another example of diligent investigative work, and our continued resolve to providing closure to the loved ones of homicide victims.”

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