Suspect arrested for assaulting homeless people in New York and Washington
(CNN) – Washington police have arrested at least one suspect wanted in connection Five separate shootings of homeless men In New York City and Washington, said Tuesday.
“Police arrested the suspect in Washington, D.C. this morning. He is currently being interviewed in our homicide unit. More information will be released. Thanks to the community for your complaint,” Washington Police tweeted.
At least five homeless shootings have been reported in New York and Washington in the past two weeks.
The attacks took place between March 3 and 12 and killed two men, according to a joint statement from the New York Police Department and the Washington Metropolitan Police.
Authorities said each shooting took place overnight and targeted homeless men.
There were three shootings in Washington earlier this month, followed by two shootings in New York on Saturday.
Authorities say the shooting was carried out by a suspect.