D.C. police have arrested a man in connection to a drug-related killing and car crash in in the Brightwood Park neighborhood in Northwest Washington.
Twenty-year-old Corey Saxton has been charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of 24-year-old Roshaine Henry. At the time of the shooting last week, Saxton had been wearing a court-ordered ankle monitoring bracelet, placing him at the scene of the crime, court papers say.
According to charging documents, shortly before 8 p.m., Wednesday, Saxton got into the front passenger seat of a 2000 BMW in the 1200 block of Madison Street, a residential block that runs next to the Rite Aide Drug Store in the 5600 block of Georgia Avenue. Henry was behind the wheel, and an unidentified witness was in the back seat.
Police said Saxton and Henry were conducting a drug deal, when Henry said, “Don’t move” and fired two gunshots. Saxton jumped out the front seat and fled. Henry drove the car about three blocks where he lost control of the vehicle. The car crossed into the oncoming lane and rolled over at least once, police said. Henry was found in the back seat, police said.
Police were able to locate Saxton using GPS information from his ankle bracelet, which he wore while on probation for a 2012 mugging, according to court records.