Arrest made in murder of 66-year-old man

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced on Dec. 15, 2017, that an arrest has been made in reference to the homicide of 66-year-old Awlachew Ayele, a resident of Northeast D.C.

40-year-old Garrett Taylor, a resident of Northeast, D.C. has been charged with first-degree murder. The incident occurred on the 1100 block of Queen Street, NE on Jan. 26, 2017.

Ayele was found dead upon arrival. According to medical examiners, his death resulted from a fire that was intentionally set.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 31, 2018.

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