DC man arrested for allegedly beating, tying up another man in burning apartment
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
A DC man has been arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill after he allegedly beat a man, tied him up and left him in a burning apartment in early December.
Shawn Eugene Parker, 46, of Southeast has been arrested for the crime, DC police announced Monday.
Around 7 p.m. on Monday, December 4, many residents were just arriving home or settling in for the evening, at the Friendship Court Apartments just off 3rd Street in Southeast when one of them smelled a burning odor and heard a voice shouting.
“She heard, and she seen smoke coming from under the door, and he said ‘help,’ hollering for help,” the neighbor says.
Arriving firefighters, alerted by a neighbor’s 911 call, rushed into the burning apartment.
Inside, they found a man in his late 60s, lying on the floor, “suffering from injuries to his face, and his hands restrained behind his back,” according to an MPD incident report.
Parker's arrest was announced Monday, about one month after the incident.