Michael Davis, 24, was killed in a shooting Sunday, December 22. Davis was one of two men found shot shortly after 4 a.m. in the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue, Northeast. The other man had non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Roger St John was arrested on suspicion of first-degree felony murder in connection with the shooting death of Maryland man Rhett Gelb. Police say the shooting in Northwest DC was a robbery attempt which occurred when Gelb attempted to purchase $500 worth of marijuana. St John appeared in DC Superior Court Wednesday. He was ordered held pending a preliminary hearing set for January 14.
Paul Jefferies, a 20-year-old DC man was arrested in connection with the September beating death of Awele Olisemeka, 24, near the Emory Recreation Center. Police say the beating happened after two groups of young men tussled with each other, one group trying to rob the other one. Olisemeka was found unconscious, holding a broken piece of baseball bat, at 4:40 in the afternoon on Monday, September 16.
We looked back at 2013 with the launch of Homicide Watch DC’s Year in Review this week. Features include an interview with MPD Chief Cathy Lanier, a look at the ten cases that captured our attention this year, guest columns from Councilmember Jim Graham and Kia Dupree Joppy, sister of community activist Timothy Dawkins, the year in numbers, and more. Interviews with US Attorney Ronald Machen, and a look at the year’s dismissed cases are among the stories to look for in this special report next week. Read the 2013 Year in Review here.