A stabbing at a Georgetown home Sunday morning left 88-year-old Leroi Elliott dead dead and his wife hospitalized, with the couple’s son in custody.
Police responded to the couple’s home in the 3300 block of Q Street Northwest around 6 a.m. Sunday on a report of a stabbing, according to MPD.
Bradford Nelson Elliott, 56, was arrested on scene. Sources told WJLA that he is the couple’s son.
According to Ward Two ANC Commissioner Ed Solomon, the wife made the call to 911 around 6:30 a.m. Solomon says, “This is something that could happen anywhere. Whether it’s a mental health issue, we don’t know, but of course it’s of concern to our community.”
The Washington Post spoke to the Elliots’ neighbors:
Le Roi Elliott was a former public relations executive for Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), a petrochemical giant based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Vaughan Elliott’s father, the late Lorenzo S. Winslow, was the official White House architect for many years and designed numerous structures within the mansion, including the Truman Balcony.
Le Roi Elliott “was an extraordinarily nice man,” said a neighbor, 96-year-old Page Wilson. “I knew he had two sons, and I knew one of his sons was very disturbed and lived there, but I’m afraid I don’t know anything more about it.”
She said Reade Elliott “would occasionally bring the most lovely ripe tomatoes” to Georgetown from his Purcellville home, “and Le Roi, of course, would bring them to me, which was the nicest thing.”
A press release from MPD is below:
Homicide Arrest: 3300 Block of Q Street, Northwest
(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced the arrest in a homicide which occurred in the 3300 block of Q Street, Northwest.
On Sunday, January 19, 2014, at approximately 6:00 am, members of the Second District responded for the report of a stabbing in the 3300 block of Q Street, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located two elderly victims suffering from apparent stab wounds. The male victim exhibited no signs consistent with life and remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy. The female victim was transported to a hospital and admitted in serious condition.
The decedent has been identified as 88 year-old Leroi Elliott of Northwest, Washington, DC.
The suspect, who is identified as 56 year-old Bradford Nelson Elliott of Northwest, was arrested on the scene and charged with Murder One while Armed.