Vance Darnell Harris II Killed in Saturday Morning Stabbing; Dominique Bassil Arrested

An early morning stabbing in Southeast D.C. Saturday killed 28-year-old Vance Darnell Harris II.

Twenty-five-year-old Dominique Bassil was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the case.

MPD’s press release is after the jump.

August 14, 2011

Homicide: 3900 Block of 13th Street, SE

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal stabbing which occurred in the 3900 block of 13th Street, SE.

On Saturday, August 13, 2011, at approximately 3:00 am, units from the Seventh District responded to the 3900 block of 13th Street, SE to investigate the report of a stabbing. Upon their arrival, they observed a male lying in the hallway of a building, suffering from multiple stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life.

The decedent has been identified as 28-year-old Vance Darnell Harris II of Southeast, DC

Arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed was 25-year-old Dominique Bassil of Southeast, DC.

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