By Chrisleen Herard,
Special to the AFRO

Authorities have apprehended a man following the fatal shooting of Kelvin Hamlett, 41, who was fatally shot while sitting inside a vehicle during the early hours of Nov. 12.

On Nov. 12 at around 2:42 a.m., officers from the Fifth District Metropolitan Police Department were investigating the reported sounds of gunshots when they were flagged down and directed to the end of the 700 block of 16th Street, Northeast. There, police discovered Hamlett inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound. Hamlett ultimately died at the scene.

During the investigation, authorities from the Fifth District Crime Suppression Team arrested 46-year-old John Dickens II, who was in possession of a firearm. Dickens was charged with second-degree murder while armed. 

Hamlett’s death brings the District to 239 reported homicides, a 32 percent increase of homicides in comparison to this time last year.