D.C. police make arrest in 1994 cold case murder

D.C. police have arrested a Silver Spring man for a decades-old cold case homicide in Northeast Washington.

Forty-one-year-old Frank Joseph Williams IV was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the 1994 shooting death of 29-year-old Kevin Spencer Proctor.

A D.C. police spokesman late Thursday said he did not know what new evidence led to detectives filing charges against Williams. He is expected to have his first appearance in court on Friday.D.C. police logo

According to police, on the night of Oct. 15, 1994, police responded to a report of the sound of gunshots near the intersection of Ogelthorpe Street and Riggs Road NE. Upon arrival, police found Proctor inside a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds.

Proctor, of the unit block of I Street NW, was taken to a hospital and died.

Proctor’s slaying remained unsolved. Four years after his death, a Justice Department review found that Proctor was among 107 D.C. homicides between 1991 and 1994 that likely could have been closed if not for fundamental police-work failures.

On Thursday, homicide detectives and members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Williams and charged him with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Proctor.

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Comments

  1. Am I misreading the end of this article or are you saying that Proctor was shot and found laying in the street and later died, ion October 13, 1994.
    And was arrested this past Thursday on an arrest warrant.
    Something’s not right here.

  2. Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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