The suspect in a Metrobus shooting that killed a woman and injured her toddler daughter in southeast D.C. Sunday committed suicide in Long Island.
D.C. police were looking for 27-year-old Javon Foster in connection with the shooting that killed 20-year-old Selina Brown and injured her 23-month-old daughter, Kodi. Foster was the girl’s father, and Brown had been trying to break up with him.
Selina Brown was shot multiple times as she and her daughter boarded a B2 Metrobus shortly before 5:40 pm Sunday. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene in the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue SE.
Kodi was hit in the face by a bullet and transported to Children’s National Medical Center in stable condition. The driver of the bus suffered a non-life-threatening injury.
“It crushes my family. … It just crushes us,” said Brown’s stepfather, Derrick Ferguson, who is a police officer in D.C. “She should have been a model. She was beautiful. It shouldn’t have happened.”
Police said Sunday the shooting was a case of domestic violence. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Sunday night that Brown had been the target of the shooting.
“The woman appeared to be targeted and she was hit multiple times,” Lanier said.
Early reports stated that an arrest had been made, but police later said no arrest had occurred.
A witness told News4 that he heard approximately four shots.
“I just ran out here to see what was going on,” the witness said. “I went over there and saw that body laying on that bus. Somebody was holding the baby, a lot of blood was on the baby.”