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Taxicab Driver Killed In Adams Morgan, Two Arrested

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The two suspects accused of killing a taxicab driver in Adams Morgan have been arrested.
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The two suspects accused of killing a taxicab driver in Adams Morgan have been arrested.

A taxicab driver was killed early this morning in Adams Morgan by a pair of suspects who exchanged gunfire with police.

According to D.C. police, two officers saw a pair of men emerge from a taxicab in the 2400 block of Ontario Place NW at 3:15 a.m. The driver, 57-year-old Solomon James Okoroh, had been shot, and the suspects reportedly exchanged gunfire with the officers.

Neither officer was hit, and the two suspects were later arrested—one after breaking down the door of a nearby home. D.C. police identified the suspects as D.C. resident Ercell Overton, 32, and Hyattsville, Md. resident Joshua King, 24. Overton has been charged with murder, assault on a police office and burglary; King has been charged with probation violation.

Okoroh, of Lanham, Md., died at an area hospital.


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