Leonard Smith arrested and charged with Leonte Butler murder

Police located and arrested 30-year-old Leonard Martino Smith less than a week after announcing a warrant for his arrest for his involvement in a 26-year-old man’s murder.

According to police, Smith is responsible for fatally stabbing Leonte Butler on March 11. Officers who responded to the scene, the 4000 block of South Capitol St., SE found Butler unresponsive and unconscious. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Smith was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed on Monday.

He will be presented in court for an arraignment hearing Tuesday afternoon.


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