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Leslie Marie Gaines Obituary, Woman charged with murder, carjacking in D.C. after crashing stolen car

Leslie Marie Gaines Obituary – The incident unfolded at 1:11 p.m. on Monday at Washington Hospital Center, as reported by the Metropolitan Police Department in a press release. Later that day, an individual arrived at the hospital in a Mazda SUV with her 55-year-old mother seated beside her. The driver exited the vehicle to retrieve a wheelchair for her mother, according to authorities.

Subsequently, a 22-year-old woman, identified as Kayla Kenisha Brown, emerged from the hospital with her family and entered the Mazda SUV, driving away with the 55-year-old woman still inside. Merely 18 minutes after departing, the woman tried to make a left turn onto a street and collided with a building at 601 D Street, Northwest.

The structure accommodates the Office of Attorney General for the District of Columbia and the Washington D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office, as per the Metropolitan Police Department’s statement to USA TODAY on Tuesday afternoon. Following the crash, the suspect abandoned the Mazda in an attempt to escape but was apprehended by a Metropolitan Police Department captain. Leslie Marie Gaines, the woman in the passenger seat, was transported to the hospital, where she was later pronounced deceased.

The suspect, Brown, is now facing charges of felony murder, kidnapping, and carjacking. Legal representation for Brown remains unclear at this time. Authorities continue to investigate the matter and have enlisted the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of Gaines’ death. In their press release, authorities expressed gratitude to their partners at the United States Attorney’s Office and the United States Marshals for their support at the crash site.

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