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Suspect in cab driver murder to appear in court

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A man charged with murdering a cab driver in Adams Morgan will appear in court Wednesday.

32-year old Ercell Overton, is charged with first-degree murder, felony assault on a police officer and burglary.

D.C. police chased him and another man, 24-year old Joshua King, down after an early morning shootout in Adams Morgan.

The cab driver, Solomon Okoroh, was murdered around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday after picking up the two men in his cab.

Officers working a robbery detail in the neighborhood saw the cab in distress and then heard the gunshot before it crashed into a sign and parking meter near Ontario and Kalorama Roads.

The two suspects bailed out and got into a running gun battle with officers. Police caught one of them in the street and the other as he tried to hide in a nearby apartment.

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