Last available photo showing Reginald Johnson from the shoulders up, on a cyan background.
credit: Metropolitan Police Department

The Metropolitan Police Department has identified a suspect in the July 2 murder of William Mayo that took place outside of the Community for Creative Nonviolence shelter on the 400 block of 2nd Street NW.  

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The Metropolitan Police Department has identified a suspect in the July 2 murder of William Mayo that took place outside of the Community for Creative Nonviolence shelter on the 400 block of 2nd Street NW.   

“The guy literally went into the shelter, pulled the gun from behind the information booth, and shot [Mayo] there on the steps,” said an eyewitness who requested to remain anonymous while Johnson remains at-large. “There are bullet holes in the wall by the handicapped ramp.”  

The suspect, identified as 37-year old Reginald Johnson, is described as a Black male, approximately 5’10” in height, weighing approximately 210 pounds, with green eyes and was last seen with a Mohawk style haircut, according to a press release. Johnson is currently wanted on a D.C. Superior Court arrest warrant for First Degree Murder While Armed.  

Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous. 

The eyewitness confirmed Johnson as the shooter. They said he lived at the shelter and also worked on the staff. The eyewitness accused other shelter staff members of helping Johnson elude the police.  

The eyewitness also confirmed the two instances of gunfire near the shelter in the two weeks preceding William Mayo’s murder. As Street Sense went to press, a message was sent through the Alert D.C. system warning of an armed man and shots fired in the 200 block of D St. NW. 

MPD offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District, according to the press release. Tips can be provided by calling 202-727-9099 or texting 50411.