The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has announced that detectives from its First District arrested a suspect in relation to a shooting near DC’s Union Station that left a man injured on Monday, August 31.
The suspect has been identified as Marlon Trevor Bacote, a 24 year-old man from Richmond, Virginia.
After his arrest, Bacote was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (gun), carrying a pistol without a license, possession of unregistered ammunition, possession of unregistered firearm/ unlawful possession of a firearm or destructive device, and possession of a large ammunition feeding device.
According to a statement by the MPD, Bacote discharged a gun Monday afternoon on Massachusetts Avenue Northeast near the Greyhound bus stop and struck a man.
MPD announces an arrest has been made in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on 8/31/20 in the unit blk of Massachusetts Ave, NE.
Thank you to all who assisted in making DC safer with this arrest!
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) September 1, 2020
A man had been found shot near the Greyhound bus stop in Union Station around 3 pm by police officers on Monday afternoon. His injuries were non-life-threatening and he was conscious when he was found. He was taken to a nearby hospital.
The police launched an investigation and made the arrest later in the same day, according to the police.
The MPD also thanked Amtrak Police and the United States Capitol Police for their assistance with this case.