D.C. police arrested two men in the Feb. 12 shooting of a father and his small child inside a Southeast, D.C. barbershop while a third suspect remains on the loose.
According to police reports, three men began shooting inside Wrenn’s Barbershop on 8th Street in the early afternoon on Feb. 12. The three attackers then fled the scene.
The father was struck in his lower body and his toddler also suffered a gunshot wound, police reported. Both victims were treated at a District hospital and released.
Lt. Sean Conboy, a spokesperson for the department, told the AFRO Feb.21 that police arrested Terrance Atchison, 21, Southeast, on a D.C. Superior Court warrant on Feb. 17, and Barry Bloomfield, 27, Southwest, on a D.C. Superior Court warrant on Feb. 18. Both suspected shooters are being charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, police said. Officials are still searching for the third shooter, Anthony Chambers, 25. An arrest warrant has been issued.
As of Feb. 24, there were 15 homicides in D.C., a slight decline from 16 at the same time last year.
D.C. resident, Deborah Evans-Bailey, told the AFRO Feb. 21 that she supports the continuing installation of security cameras throughout commercial and residential areas and said it is a necessity for safety. In 2004, Evans-Bailey, 52, lost her 23-year-old daughter due to an act of violence. Kendra Smith was sitting in a car outside of her home with a neighborhood friend in Southeast when she was shot and killed. “There is no such thing as wrong place wrong time when you’re sitting at home.”
She added that the murderer was never caught by police. “There are a lot of people who are walking around wounded, because their children have been murdered for one reason or another. It’s just awful.”