WASHINGTON - FOX 5 has learned that 21-year-old Jamal Coates was killed after a shooting and subsequent car crash near a funeral for a young woman who was recently shot to death. A cousin of Coates said he had attended the funeral of 21-year-old Ashley McCrae, who was shot Sept. 18 in southeast D.C. McRae was found shot in her car in the 2700 black of Bruce Place. She died later at the hospital.
Late Tuesday night, three people were taken into custody in handcuffs and questioned by investigators. Police have also towed away a tan-colored Buick Regal and removed several guns from a Northwest home at Girard St. in Northwest. The shooting broke out about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday near the Walker Memorial Baptist Church at 2020 13th Street NW. Two others were injured during the shooting.