Three separate incidents left three men dead and three others injured across three quadrants of DC last Saturday night, making it the deadliest week in the District this year. The victims were identified as Charles Anthony Scott Jr, Michael Edward Jones and Davon Brown. Donzell Butler was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with Scott’s death. On Wednesday, Joseph Peoples was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with Jones’ death and Jashua Johnson was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with Brown’s death.
Calvin Shaw was arrested in connection with a Fourth of July shooting that killed 19-year-old Crevantai Key and injured three others. Charging documents in the case allege that the shooting was gang related.
The Asian American Bar Association of DC has launched a fundraising effort to benefit the family of June Lim, killed outside her H Street deli last month.
Jurors charged with determining whether Keith Littlepage killed his girlfriend, Selina Knight, heard the first evidence in the case Thursday. Jurors were sworn in Wednesday by Judge Thomas Motley. Littlepage, 50, is suspected of fatally stabbing Knight at the Southeast DC home that they shared but she was trying to leave. He is charged with first degree murder while armed, kidnapping, and burglary, among other charges associated with the case, and has pled innocent.
Judge William Jackson found substantial probability that Jamar George committed first-degree murder while armed in the May 26 shooting death of Ronnie Speight. George was ordered held on the charge while the grand jury investigates.
Tarkeyshia Brown pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of Jawan Parker. Prosecutors said Brown was upset because she thought Parker owed her $10 for a “dipper” of PCP.
Jonathan Fullard pleaded innocent to a charge of felony murder; he is suspected of killing his girlfriend’s 20-month-old son. He was indicted on the charge before a preliminary hearing could be held. A preliminary hearing on a separate charge of child cruelty is still pending.
Zachary Sims, 19, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on charges that he did have a weapon the night a DC teen was killed, even though he didn’t fire a shot. He was acquitted of murder and assault charges related to the same case in May, after a DC jury found that there was not sufficient evidence to believe that Sims killed 16-year-old Jamal Bell following a graduation party in June 2010.
A second mental health evaluation of Michael Davis, the 19-year-old brother of NFL stars Vernon and Vontae Davis, found that he remains mentally unfit to participate in the murder proceedings against him. He’s suspected in a series of hammer attacks in Petworth, including one that killed Gary Dederichs.
Anthony Campbell, a Northeast DC man, was arrested Friday on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the Aug. 2011 shooting death of Antwain Henderson. Campbell is the second man arrested in connection with Henderson’s death; Sean Donnelle Hawkins was arrested in June on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the case.