US Marshals have arrested Dijon Williams, a 21-year-old senior football player at Georgetown University, for a first-degree murder charge.
Williams, who was taken into custody Monday near Gwinnett County in Georgia, had been wanted by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in relation to his alleged role in a murder that took place in the District two months ago.
Nurudeen Thomas, 30, of Greenbelt, Maryland, died from a gunshot wound in the 4100 block of 14th Street, Northwest DC on July 21. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. MPD’s Homicide Branch has been investigating the incident.
“While we are working to learn more information, we will cooperate fully with any investigation and we stand prepared to offer resources to members of our community who may be affected by this news. At this time, there are no indications that the alleged crime took place near the university,” Georgetown University said in a release.
The university also stated that Williams has been immediately suspended from Georgetown’s football team and all team activities until further notice and is subject to adjudication and disciplinary action under the student code of conduct, which could include suspension or dismissal from the university.
Williams has been transported to a federal holding facility and is currently awaiting extradition to DC, according to police.