Police still searching for suspect in August murder


Police are again circulating a photo and hoping to find Herman Lee Cook, Jr. who they say is responsible for the murder of Donald Stephen Johnson, Jr. in August.

According to police, Cook fatally shot Johnson a little after 7 p.m. on August 8. Police initially circulated a photo of Cook a few days after the shooting and have again released his information while asking for the public’s assistance in locating him. Police warn that Cook is considered armed and dangerous.

Cook, wanted on charges of second-degree murder while armed, is described as a 45-year-old black male. He is 5’8″ tall, weighing 250 pounds with a medium complexion. Cook has brown eyes and black hair with a bald spot on the top of his head.

Johnson was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 5700 block of Georgia Ave. NW on August 8.

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