D.C. murder suspect arrested in South Carolina

A man suspected of killing 19-year-old Tyree Banks last November was founding hiding in a closet by authorities in South Carolina, according to WLTX, a local television station.

Police in D.C. had previously asked for the public’s help in finding 20-year-old William Lee Lewis, IV, wanted for the alleged murder of Banks.

According to the article, the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Lewis in an apartment complex in their county and arrested him on Jan. 18, after he was found hiding in a closet.

D.C. police want to charge Lewis with first-degree murder while armed. Banks was found with a gunshot wound at around 3:40 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2015 in the 5000 block of Benning Road, SE.




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