Weeks after issuing an arrest warrant for Montez Warren, a suspect in the August murder of a Northeast D.C. man, the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested him on Oct. 12 on a first-degree murder while armed charge.


The charge is for the Aug. 21 fatal shooting of Dante Miller. A warrant for the arrest of Warren, 35, who is from Southeast D.C., was issued a few days after the death of Miller, 24, on Aug. 26, according to D.C. Courts.

On Aug. 21 around 2:05 a.m., police said they heard gunshots in the Carver neighborhood and responded to the 1200 block of 18th Place, NE. Officials found Miller in the alley of a residential area beside 1210 18th Place, NE suffering from gunshot wounds. He had been shot multiple times in the chest and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Metropolitan Police Department did not release a motive for the attack or whether the victim knew his attacker. A spokesperson for the department, Karimah Bilal, told the {AFRO} Oct. 24 that the investigation is still pending.

Miller was described by loved ones as “a family man who loved everybody’s children,” read a GoFundMe page to raise money for Miller’s funeral expenses. According to the donation page, Miller has a baby daughter named Taylor. “She gave him a different look on life and he strived to be the best father he could be,” according to text on the page.

He was “the kind of friend that wouldn’t want none of his family or friends crying and mourning his death,” the post said.  Miller was known by relatives and friends as “DJ,” the page read.

Inquiries to Miller’s friends and family were not immediately returned.

Warren is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 9 for a preliminary hearing, according to D.C. Courts.