Arrest made three years after fatal assault

Three years after Edward Lee Moore was assaulted, police have charged a man with his murder.

In May 2014, Moore was found unconscious in the intersection of Fenwick Street and Okie Street, NE. Moore was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he remained until succumbing to his injuries in November of 2016.

According to an autopsy, Moore died from complications following blunt head and neck trauma. His death was ruled a homicide at the beginning of this year.

Following a police investigation, Desean Burt, 32, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.


Comment guidelines:

D.C. Witness is a place where we want our community to come to remember loved ones and comment on homicide cases. These discussions often entail topics that we all personally care a lot about and will passionately discuss. But in order for discussions to thrive here, we need to set a few ground rules. Comments will be edited or deleted if they include vulgarity, name-calling, cursing or inflammatory language. Comments that include unverified information, slander, or hateful speech will be deleted. We reserve the right to edit comments to ensure they reflect the intent of the writer but make them publishable. If you believe your comment has been edited or deleted in error, please contact Jennifer Swift,