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Eric Jerome Brown charged in murder of Mount Rainier teenager

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Prince George's County Police arrested a 24-year-old man on Saturday in connection with the shooting death of a teenager in Mount Rainier.

Eric Jerome Brown was arrested and charged in the murder of Dontae John Cook. (Photo: Prince George's County Police)

Authorities say that they arrested Eric Jerome Brown of Northeast D.C. on Saturday, just a day after 16-year-old Dontae John Cook was found shot and killed in an apartment building.

The shooting occurred just after 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 4600 block of 25th Street in Mount Rainier. Cook was found with a gunshot wound in the hallway of an apartment building.

He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they obtained a warrant for Brown, of the 200 block of Webster Street NE, and arrested him Saturday in the U Street corridor.

Brown is awaiting extradition to Prince George's County and is charged with first-degree murder.

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