A Northeast D.C. man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of second degree murder while armed in the December death of Demetrius Ormon Dempsey. Malik Shabazz, 44, was arrested by members of the Major Case Cold Case Unit and the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, according to an MPD press release. Dempsey was assaulted in 2007; his death was ruled a homicide in January.
Arrest Made in 2007 Assault with Intent to Kill-Later Ruled Homicide Case
( Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a 2007 Assault with Intent to Kill which resulted in a Homicide.
On Saturday, June 30, 2007, at approximately 3:30 am, Sixth District officers responded to an assault in the 200 block of 54th Street, NE. An adult male was located and was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted. The victim remained in hospitals and nursing facilities the remainder of his life.
On Monday, December 13, 2010, the victim was transported to a local area hospital in an unconscious state and was subsequently pronounced dead. The victim’s remains were transported to the DC Medical Examiners Officer pending an autopsy.
On Monday, January 10, 2011, the manner of death was ruled a homicide resulting from complications of blunt force trauma.
The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Demetrius Ormon Dempsey of Northeast, Washington, DC.
On Wednesday, March 2, 2011, members of the Major Case Cold Case Unit along with the assistance of Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 44-year-old Malik Shabazz of Northeast, Washington, DC and charged him with Murder Two While Armed.