For two and a half years, the death of D.C. firefighter Marc Dancy was officially a mystery.
An autopsy revealed that the 39-year-old firefighter had died of blunt force trauma to the head and chest, but the matter of death was said to be undetermined.
Now police say Dancy was in a fight and died of his injuries, and they have made an arrest.
Melvin Lamond Linkins, 39, of Northeast D.C., is expected to be arraigned Friday.
Dancy's friend, Rev. George Gilbert of Holy Trinity United Baptist Church, says Marc was a good father, husband and friend who wanted to be a firefighter ever since he was in tenth grade.
He transferred from Engine 18 on Capitol Hill to Engine 10 on Florida Avenue, the city's busiest fire station, known as the House of Pain.
Police are releasing few details on why it has taken them so long to make an arrest. But Dancy's stepfather, Kenneth Burke, says he is grateful for their thorough investigation.
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