Arrest Made in Shooting Death of 18-Year-Old

Arrest Made in Shooting Death of 18-Year-Old
January 29, 2013, 6:16 pm
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A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of an 18-year-old woman who was found shot to death in the Brightwood/Manor Park area of D.C. early Friday.

Alexander D. Buckley, 21, of Northwest, was charged with second-degree murder Saturday in the death of Siobhan Nicole Lee of Takoma Park, Md.

Police found Lee's body at 5th and Nicholson streets NW shortly before 3:30 a.m. after they received a report of an unconscious person. Authorities say Lee had no signs consistent with life.

A neighbor told Collins she heard gunshots around 2 a.m.

"I feel terrible for this young lady's family..." said another resident. "I mean, God, an 18-year-old kid."
The motive in the killing is still unclear, but the victim and the suspect were acquaintances, News4's Pat Collins reports. Police acted on a tip they received earlier in the day and picked up Buckley as a result.

Lee worked at the Starbucks inside a Giant grocery store in Silver Spring. It's unclear why she was in the neighborhood where she died, but the shooting occurred near a stop for the 62 Metrobus, which goes to Takoma Park.

Buckley's next court appearance is scheduled for February 8. He is being held without bond.

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