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Arrest Made In Caribbean Day Festival Shooting

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Update 6:20 p.m. The Associated Press reports Jiminez has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bail. Jiminez fired into a crowd, according to a police affidavit, and claimed to have acted in self-defense. However, a videotape appears to contradict his claims, according to a detective investigating the shooting.

Update 2:00 p.m. Authorities say 19-year-old Terry Jiminez is being arraigned in District court today. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says Jiminez, who suffered a gun shot wound, was the “aggressor” in Saturday’s shooting.

Lanier reiterated the shooting had nothing to with the Caribbean Day Parade, and she called the three other victims innocent bystanders.

"They were caught in the crossfire between two rival gangs, which is why we go so aggressively after gangs," she says.

While Lanier would not confirm reports that Jiminez was the intended target in a shooting that killed an 18-year-old woman earlier in 2011, she said Jiminez was involved in an earlier shooting.

Update 11:45 a.m. Police have made an arrest after Saturday's Columbia Heights shooting, according to Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

Authorities arrested Terry Jiminez, 19, of Buffalo, N.Y., in the incident, a man Lanier says was the aggressor during the firefight, according to the NBC4 report of Lanier's press conference. He was also one of the three people injured in the incident. A fourth man, Robert Foster Jr., was killed.

Lanier said the shooting was the result of a dispute between rival "crews" in the area. Jiminez was charged with second degree murder.

Original story Foster, 43, of Northwest D.C., was killed while he talked with friends and family after the parade had ended Saturday afternoon.

Council Member Jim Graham says sources close to the investigation have told him the intended target in Saturday's shooting was also the target of a shooting earlier this year in Columbia Heights that left a 18-year-old girl dead.

Police believe that intended target was among those injured in Saturday's shooting, Graham adds.

"For the second time in how many weeks or months, you know you have an intended target and you have innocent bystander dead," says Graham.

Graham says he wants to know what the intended target was doing back in D.C. The council member says the target was under court supervision and was sent to New York for treatment following the shooting in February.

Meanwhile police are still looking for other that opened fire at Saturday's parade. Authorities say at least 20 shots were fired, and a silver Mercury vehicle found crashed near the scene could be involved.

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