Murder victim had warrant for arrest before death, police say

The man found fatally shot early Tuesday morning was wanted in connection with a January robbery and shooting, according to a police spokesperson. 

Fox5DC broke news of Cheval Reid’s connection to a January robbery where a restaurant owner on North Capitol Street was closing up shop when a masked man attempted to steal her purse. There was a struggle and 60-year-old “Pinkie,” the store owner, was shot four times in her arms and legs.

Police issued a warrant for Reid’s arrest for his alleged role in the robbery. However, before he could be arrested, Reid was found dead on the side of the street in Brookland earlier this week.

According to a police spokesperson, there is no clear indication that the two offenses are connected. Police have not yet released any suspect information. 

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