Teen Murder Suspect Told Police “He Did What He Had To Do”

A teenage boy, identified as Ahmal McGainey, was held Thursday on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection to the October death of Johnie Lee Resper. He has been charged as an adult.

On October 1, police found Resper, 18, lying on his back and on the sidewalk along the 200 block of Adams Street Northeast suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and a head injury. He was taken to a local hospital where he died.
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Father of Infant Raj’saun Tyrik Brown Arrested for Murder

Tyrik Lamont Brown has been arrested for the death of one-month-old Raj’saun Tyrik Brown, who died of multiple blunt force injuries two weeks ago, according to MPD.

Tyrik Lamont Brown, 19, is the child’s father, WUSA reports. He is suspected of first degree felony murder, police say.
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Jibril Abdul-Muwwakil Indicted in Stabbing Death of Teen

Jibril Abdul-Muwwakil, 24, pleaded innocent Thursday to second-degree murder while armed in connection with the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Jonathon Adams on February 27.

At a preliminary hearing in March, prosecutors argued that at the time of the murder, Abdul-Muwwakil was suppose to be seeking mental health treatment while on release for a simple assault charge.
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Juvenile Arrested in Shooting that Killed Johnie Lee Resper

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Johnie Lee Resper on October 1, MPD announced Wednesday.

The juvenile was not identified by police. He is suspected of second-degree murder, police say.

Resper, 18, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds near the intersection of the 200 block of Adams Street Northeast. Read more

Documents: Edgar Blanco Believed Stabbing Victim Was MS-13

A judge ordered Edgar Blanco held Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the stabbing death of 41-year-old Inoe Javier Salvador on October 29.

Blanco, 18, is also being charged with assault with intent to kill for a second stabbing that took place earlier.

According to charging documents, video footage captured Salvador, Blanco, and other unidentified individuals entering a bus that headed towards the 3100 block of 14th street. While on the bus, video shows Salvador passing by Blanco and the other individuals, and words were exchanged between Salvador and the group, documents say.
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40 Year Sentence for Henry Charles Miller’s Death

David Allen Shepherd was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday for the fatal shooting of Henry Charles Miller.

It is true you were making recent strides to help your family and friends out, but facts show that you have been committing crimes for 30 years,” Judge Russell Canan told Shepherd before delivering the sentence.

You weren’t out of prison a year before killing Mr. Miller.”
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Edgar Blanco Arrested in Inoe Javier Salvador’s Murder

MPD announced Tuesday that an 18-year-old Northwest D.C. man has been arrested in connection with the October 29 stabbing that killed Inoe Javier Salvador.

Edgar Blanco is suspected of first-degree murder, police say.

Salvador, 41, of Gaithersburg, Maryland was found with visible stab wounds in the 1400 Block of Perry Place, Northwest. He died at a local hospital.

A copy of the police press release is after the jump:
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Probable Cause Found in Brutal Double Homicide

Ervin Ingraham and Ronnetta Hurley-Brown were already dead when police found them shortly before 4:00 p.m. on January 30, according to court documents.

Inches from the front door, Ingraham lay face down on the living room floor. In the kitchen, Hurley-Brown was found lying on her back, nude from the waist down. They each sustained a single bullet to the back of the head.

The victims’ 1- and the 2-year-old children, who documents say were unharmed, were alone in the apartment for over 14 hours after their parents were shot execution-style. Read more

Tsihnik Cavallero Indicted for Murder of Marcus Minor

Tsihnik Cavallero pleaded innocent Monday to first-degree murder while armed and a weapons violation in the January death of 21-year-old Marcus Minor.

Cavallero was originally charged with second-degree murder while armed, but a grand jury indicted him on the more serious first-degree murder charge.

Charging documents say that Minor and Cavallero both sold marijuana and hung out on Stevens Road Southeast, where the shooting happened. Two witnesses reported seeing Cavallero and Minor arguing moments before the shooting.
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Week in Review

In brief:

Two homicides were reported this week:

  • Police found one-month-old Raj’saun Tyrik Brown in the 1700 block of Trenton Place Southeast. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
  • Latroia Renee Smith, 26, was found dead at the scene of a fire. A medical examiner found that Smith “sustained gunshot wounds and burns,” ruling her death a homicide.

Francis Lyles pleaded innocent Wednesday to two counts of first-degree felony murder, along with three counts of cruelty to children and obstruction of justice for the June 24 beating death of her 3-year-old son Xavier Lyles.

Marquette Tibbs was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the shooting death of Andre Jackson.

Carlton Maurice Johnson, 22, pleaded innocent to two counts of first-degree murder while armed, along with assault with intent to kill and three gun related charges in the July 2013 double homicide of Anthony Chase and Eric Leeper.

Prosecutors dropped a charge of second-degree murder and other related charges Friday in the case against Daquan Tinker for the shooting death of Terrence Robinson, 48, on Aug. 12, 2012. A jury cleared Tinker of more serious murder charges in a trial in October but couldn’t agree on a verdict on the lesser count. The jury did convict Tinker of armed robbery.

Melvin George pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Friday for the beating death of 46-year-old Jeffrey Coleman in May.

Tyrron Lamont Sweeney, 22, was arrested for the shooting deaths of Ervin Phillip Ingraham and Ronnetta Hurley-Brown in January.