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A Maryland man has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting death of Rokeida Spriggs on G Street Southeast, last week.
The suspect, identified by police as 22-year-old Charles Wennen Young, was arrested Thursday.
Spriggs was found shot November 22 in the 4900 block of G Street Southeast, at about 1:00 a.m. She was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.
A press release is after the jump.
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.
A 22-year-old Southeast DC man has been arrested in connection with the November 2012 shooting death of Andre Jackson.
The suspect, identified by police as Lamonte Perry, is expected to be charged with felony murder while armed.
Perry is the third person to be arrested in connection with the case. In court last week, Marquette Tibbs pleaded innocent to charges including first-degree murder related to Jackson’s death. Another man was arrested and held for more than seven months before charges against him were dropped early last week.
Prosecutors opened their case charging Deonte Bryant and Terrance Bush with the June 25, 2011 Caribbean Festival shooting death of 43-year-old Robert Foster Jr. Monday with eyewitness testimony from those near the festival when the deadly shots were fired.
According to the government’s case, Bryant and Bush attended the festival armed with the intent to find and shoot rival crew member Terry Jimenez. Once they found him— or he found them— all three men engaged in a shootout.
Foster was caught in the crossfire.
“Both sides brought their guns. Both sides, as the evidence will show, are responsible,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff said.
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
Police have identified Derrick Marvin Baugham, 25, as the victim of a fatal shooting on Galveston Place Southwest early Sunday morning.
Baugham, a Southwest D.C. resident, was found with an apparent gunshot wound at 3:08 a.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body was transported to the District’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
MPD’s full statement is below: Read more
Police found a man unconscious with an apparent gunshot wound around 3 a.m. Sunday morning near the unit block of Galveston Place Southwest, MPD reports.
The man, whose name police are not releasing until a next-of-kin can be notified, died at the scene.
MPD’s full press release is below: Read more
A double shooting in Northeast DC Saturday evening injured one man and killed another.
In a press release, MPD said the two men were found in the 2500 block of 14th Street, Northeast. One of the men, Donald Isiah Jones, 32, was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital. The other man was admitted to the hospital in stable condition.
A press release from MPD is after the jump.
The Washington Post reports on the stabbing death of Candance Reed who was killed on November 15 outside of a club in the 5300 block of Georgia Avenue NW after a dispute at her friend’s birthday party.
The story follows the experiences that Reed’s mother, JoAnn Lee, has had in the past week since her daughter’s death.
JoAnn Lee carries a folder with pictures of her daughter. Candance Reed with a red shirt and pigtails posing with her second-grade class in Lorain, Ohio. Candance at her senior prom at Anacostia High School. Candance visiting Las Vegas. Candance posing with her dog Sampson.