Police identify suspect wanted for double shooting that left one dead

John Anthony JamesPolice are searching for a suspect they say is responsible for last month’s double shooting that left one man dead.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating John Anthony James who police believe is responsible for the shooting death of 21-year-old Earnest Massenberg-Bey, Jr. Police have an arrest warrant to charge James with second-degree murder.

According to police, Massenberg-Bey Jr. and another friend were shot on the night of September 28 on the 1100 block of Easton Road, SE.

The mother of one of the victims told WJLA that her son and his friends were approached by James asking for money. When they refused, the mom says James opened fire killing Massenberg-Bey Jr. and critically injuring a friend.




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