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Marc Dancy murder: Melvin Lamond Linkins arrested two years after killing

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A 39-year-old Northeast Washington man has been arrested nearly 2 1/2 years after he allegedly killed a District of Columbia firefighter and father of three.

Dancy, 37, was a five-year veteran of D.C. Fire, a husband and a father to three kids. Photo: D.C. Fire

MPD officials say that Melvin Lamond Linkins was arrested Thursday morning and charged with Murder II in connection to the death of 37-year-old Mark Dancy, who was found beaten and killed near 7th and Hamiln streets Northeast on Jan. 23, 2011.

Dancy, a husband and father to two teenage sons and a young daughter, was murdered during a fight, police determined, but for moe than two years had no one in custody in connection with his death.

He was a five-year veteran of D.C. Fire & EMS and was based out of Engine 10 in Trinidad. He lived with his family in Clinton but grew up in the District.

ABC7's Jennifer Donelan contributed to this report.

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