D.C. Police arrest 25-year-old for shooting that killed Southeast father, entrepreneur
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a press conference on Friday morning, Chief Peter Newsham announced that they made an arrest in the murder of 39-year-old Alexander Mosby.
“He was an unintended target in this shooting,” said Chief Newsham. “He was a beloved member of this community and a businessman.”
Polices say on Thursday, 25-year-old Tywan Porter, of Southeast, turned himself in and was charged with second degree murder while armed.
Back on Saturday, May 26, at approximately 1:48 a.m., police say Mosby was shot in the chest in the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace.
He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
“I have spoken to many of the people over here in Ward 8, and these are people that I have known for the better part of my career, everyone knew Alexander Mosby and knew what a wonderful person he was and how he was contributing to this community,” said Chief Newsham.
Loved ones say Mosby was a husband, father of three, and entrepreneur. He had plans of turning the District Culture store in Anacostia to a restaurant and lounge.
Mosby was one of four people killed on Memorial Day weekend. Police say they now have all four cases closed.
They also announced an arrest in a January 17th homicide that happened in the 2000 block of 16th Street in Southeast.
20 year-old Torey Stockton, of District Heights, MD, was arrested and charged with first degree murder while armed for firing shots at four victims from a vehicle and driving away.
All four victims were taken to the hospital and 23-year-old Jasmine Light died from her injuries.
Chief Newsham said she was also not the intended target in the shooting.