A 26-year-old Southeast DC man has died after being shot by police Monday afternoon.
The man, identified by police as Robert Brown, had run from police who were in the 4900 block of G Street, Southeast investigating a case. The Washington Post reports that that investigation was into the weekend shooting death of Rokeida Spriggs.
A press release from MPD states that after running from police, Brown was involved in a “physical altercation” with police and he produced a handgun.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman whose body was pulled from the Potomac River on November 1.
The case hasn’t been ruled a homicide, and MPD has not released a cause of death.
The woman, who appears to be 65 to 75 years old, was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and black “easy stride” shoes, MPD said. She was found in the river near the Watergate complex.
MPD’s press release and photos of the woman’s face are below. The images are graphic and may be disturbing for some readers. Read more
George Booth was arraigned Thursday on a charge of first-degree felony murder while armed in connection with the May 1992 shooting death of 27-year-old Chet Matthews.
Booth, one of two suspects in the case, pleaded innocent and remains held pending a detention hearing on December 12.
Police found Matthews shot shortly before midnight on May 25, 1992 near the 14th Street bridge and the I-395 northbound express lane.
The case remained open for 21 years until Lamont Terry was arrested and charged with first-degree felony murder while armed in connection with Mathews’ death.
Christopher Martin, 27, was sentenced Friday to 29 years in prison for the 2010 murder of his mother and subsequent assault on his brother, the US Attorney’s Office said Friday.
Martin’s mother, Patricia Ann Martin, was found dead on May 20, 2010 in the family’s apartment covered in blankets. Martin’s younger brother, Demetrius, told police that Christopher had beaten him and stabbed his mother.
A woman died after being stabbed early Friday morning in NW DC; a second stabbing victim has survived.
The stabbing was just outside a strip club on Georgia Avenue, but police did not say whether the stabbing was connected to the club in any way, NBC Washington reports.
Woodrow Johnson, 52, was presented Monday with a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of 24-year-old Shamika Smith, who was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing Benning Road in Southeast DC Friday evening.
Charging documents state that shortly after 6 p.m., when Smith was about halfway across the street using a crosswalk, she was struck by a vehicle and thrown into the air. Read more
DNA evidence nearly 30 years old helped MPD detectives close a cold case homicide with the arrest Tuesday of a suspect.
At a press conference Tuesday evening, Assistant D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said that it was new technology to analyze DNA that led police to fifty-five-year-old Joe Anthony Barber, charging him with the January 1, 1984 stabbing death of Rachel Cox.
MPD has closed a homicide case nearly 30 years old with the arrest of a Woodbridge, Va. man Tuesday.
The victim in the case is Rachel Cox, a Southeast DC woman who was 43 years old on January 1, 1984, the day she was found dead inside a building in the 3300 block of 6th Street, Southeast.
Cox had been sexually assaulted and stabbed, MPD said Tuesday. She was one 175 people killed in DC that year and until now her death remained unsolved.
A man died after being shot in the chest in Southeast DC early Friday morning, WUSA reports.
The victim was unconscious when he was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Right now police have no information to release on possible motive or suspects in the fatal shooting.
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