David Davalier Harvey arrested for alleged shooting of Matthew Shevlin

An arrest was made in the deadly invasion of an apartment on the 400 block of M Street, NW, last week.

According to police, 37-year-old Matthew Shevlin was found with gunshot wounds in an apartment on Jan. 22 and died at the hospital. Police charged 18-year-old David Davalier Harvey with first-degree felony murder while armed at the scene of the crime.

Dustin Sternbeck, a D.C. police spokesman told the Washington Post, the shooting did not appear to be a random act of violence and instead was a “home-invasion burglary of a targeted residence.”


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