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Maleak Coffin

Derrick Hart arrested for allegedly shooting Maleak Coffin

A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that led to Maleak Coffin’s death. Derrick Hart, 22, was arrested on Jan. 2 for allegedly shooting Coffin and was charged with first-degree murder while armed. Officers arrived on the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE on Dec. 23, 2017 after reports […]

Second arrest made in connection with fatal shooting

Another man was arrested on Jan. 18 in connection with a shooting that resulted in the homicide of a 22-year-old. Robert Handsome Washington, a resident of Southeast D.C., was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly killing Maleak Coffin. Derrick Hart was the first arrest made in connection with the homicide. He […]

Shooting becomes homicide

Three days after being found shot, a 22 year-old man died of his injuries the day after Christmas, 2017. Police responded to a report of a shooting on the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E. shortly after 11am on December 23. They found Maleak Coffin of Southeast DC shot in a vehicle. […]