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James Adrian Brewer arrested, charged with murder of Solomon Reese

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James Adrian Brewer has also been previously identified as James Dean Brewer. Court records show his middle name as Adrian.

Escapee recaptured

James Adrian Brewer. Photo: U.S. Marshals Service

(AP, WJLA) James Adrian Brewer, the suspect who escaped from police custody on Friday after being charged with the murder of a Southeast D.C. man, was recaptured Saturday, a U.S. Marshals source says.

Brewer escaped from the D.C. Superior Court Cellblock on Friday night. Court records say that before Brewer faced a judge, he swapped identification bracelets with a prisoner arrested on a drug charge.

He then apparently posed as the other person and was released. The other prisoner was being held on a misdemeanor charge of possession of PCP.

He had earlier been presented and held without bond on charges of first-degree murder while armed at D.C. Superior Court after being arrested in Newport News, Va. on Thursday.

James Brewer is a 24-year-old black male, 5’9”, 180 lbs. with dreadlocks just below shoulder length and goes by “Sticky”.

Brewer was been arrested and charged with the June 27 murder of 71-year-old Solomon Reese in Southeast D.C.

On Monday, June 27 at approximately 9:31 p.m., D.C. police responded to the 2300 block of Good Hope Road, SE to investigate reported trouble. They found Reese suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Brewer is considered armed and dangerous and is known to travel to Newport News and recently expressed travel to Philadelphia.

There is a reward. If you have any information please contact the U.S. Marshals at 1-800-336-0102.

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