Stephen Deon Barnes arrested in Northeast D.C. murder

The shooting took place in the 4500 block of Benning Road NE. (Photo: WJLA)

WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police detectives say a 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this month in the District.

Stephen Deon Barnes was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

A statement from D.C. police issued Wednesday night says the arrest follows the slaying of 24 year-old Stephon Emmanuel Way, who was found Dec. 10 wounded in a parked vehicle near a gas station in the 4500 block of Benning Road.

A 16-year-old girl also was wounded in the shooting.