Police have arrested a suspect in killing of Jaquon Helm, 40, and his wife, Venius Badgett, 35, husband, wife in Southwest Washington, DC.

Alonzo Lewis, 33, was arrested in the shooting deaths of the couple after the pair encountered him and a group of other individuals walking in the middle of the street.


Helm and Badgett had a six-year marriage and five children.

D.C. police on Thursday arrested Lewis in the shooting deaths of a married couple slain Saturday night in Southwest Washington, according to authorities.

Alonzo Lewis of Southwest was charged with two counts of first-degree murder while armed.

The victims were identified as Jaquon Helm, 40, and his wife, Venius Badgett, 35. They were killed about 10:10 p.m. in the first block of Galveston St. SW, Washington, DC.

Helm’s sister told The Washington Post this weekend that the incident occurred after Badgett and two of her children returned home from a picnic and encountered other youths in the street. She said the couple told the children to get out of the street. She said the dispute escalated until one person emerged with a gun. source

Police have not commented on that account, but additional details are expected to be made public Friday for the suspect’s initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court.