Joshua Mebane, juvenile charged in taxi driver's death
Authorities have arrested two teens in connection in the death of a taxicab driver in NE D.C. Autopsy results show the driver died of a single gunshot wound to the head. The man has not been identified.
17-year-old Joshua Terrell Mebane and a female juvenile both face felony murder charges.
The D.C. fire department was first called out to the area off of busy Brentwood Parkway for a report of a car on fire Wednesday night. When they arrived they found not only the burning car but also a man's body.
Somehow, the Lincoln taxicab ended up over a large concrete curb and into a ditch. The car burst into flames. Surveillance cameras face the scene, but they don't reveal much because it was so dark.
A fence separates the school and dorms for Gallaudet University. Neighbors say this area is dark in the evenings and has had problems with prostitution and drugs in the past.
The city's Major Crash Unit was at the scene moments later, but the homicide unit was also called.
School officials were not commenting Thursday afternoon.
The Taxicab Commission could not recall any of their drivers missing.
Brentwood Parkway was closed during the investigation, but later reopened.
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