- Arrest made in the shooting death of Prince Okorie.
- A somewhat mysterious homicide reported in Southwest D.C. park.
- Kwan Kearney and Jeremy Risper will stand trial for death of Jamal Wilson.
- Tawanna Barnes-Copeland, of Southwest D.C., was stabbed to death in her apartment.
- Metro Police arrested a man on felony murder charges.
- A preliminary hearing in the death of Joseph Alonzo Sharps Jr. was delayed.
- Marvin Palencia will stand trial in death of former co-worker.
- Jerome Bailey will stand trial in death of Rico Matthews.
- A shooting early Saturday in Anacostia killed one person and wounded four more.
Metro Police announced the arrest of Raymond Roseboro, who is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old Prince Okorie. Earlier in the week, NBC Washington reported that according to their sources, Okorie may have been suspected of “snitching” in the murder of Neil Godleski, a Catholic University grad student killed Aug. 22 in Petworth. A funeral was to be held for Okorie Saturday.
On Monday Metro Police and local news reported of a possible homicide and a man found hanging in a Southwest D.C. park. Incident logs for the day though have not reported any homicide and Metro Police have not released any more information.
Also Wednesday, the body of 17-year-old Scott Staten was found in Southwest D.C. by a boy on his way to school. Staten, a group home resident, had been shot, police said.
Metro Police arrested a “W. Legrand” on felony murder charges Wednesday. No word yet on what case the charges are connected to.
Preliminary hearings for Kwan Kearney and Larnell Allen, accused of shooting to death Trinidad teen Joseph Alonzo Sharps Jr., were delayed this week when Allen’s attorney asked for more time to prepare. Judge Herbert Dixon set a new date for the hearing for Jan. 7.
A D.C. Superior Court Judge found probable cause in the case against Marvin Palencia, accused of killing a former co-worker who had had a romantic relationship with Palencia’s wife. Palencia is next due in court Feb. 11, 2011 for a felony status conference.
Probable cause was also found in the case against Jerome Bailey, accused of killing Rico Matthews in a Southeast D.C. drug house Nov. 5. A witness told police that Bailey was upset with Matthew because he thought that Matthews had had a relationship with Bailey’s girlfriend.
A shooting in Anacostia early Saturday morning left one person dead and injured four others. The victim has not been identified.