Truxton Circle Shooting Victim Identified as Eric Kearney

MPD has identified a man shot last night in Truxton Circle as Eric Kearney. An earlier report indicated that the victim was 22-years-old. MPD’s information poster about the homicide does not state Kearney’s age. DV.load(‘’, { width: 450, height: 600, … Continue reading

Truxton Circle Shooting Victim 22-year-old Man, MPD says

From MPD regarding Truxton Circle homicide Monday evening. Monday night, October 17, at about 8:15 pm, Fifth District officers on patrol responded to the 1600 block of Lincoln Road, NE for the sound of gunshots. When they arrived they found … Continue reading

Truxton Circle Homicide Victim Identified as Billy Mitchell

Bill Mitchell wrote in to Bloomingdale today saying that the victim of last night’s homicide in Truxton Circle is his son, Billy. My son Billy was shot and killed last night at about 11:00 to 11:30 PM at North Capitol … Continue reading

15-year-old Isaiah Harris IDed as Truxton Circle Shooting Victim

Police have identified the victim of Monday’s second deadly shooting as 15-year-old Isaiah Harris, who lived in Northwest DC. Another person was wounded in the double shooting near Truxton Circle, but MPD is withholding the identity of the second victim. … Continue reading

Double Shooting Near Truxton CIrcle Kills Man

new HomicideMap({ container: “#HW-homicide-embed-71”, filter: { id: 71 }, width: 500, height: 350, options: { zoom: 15, scrollwheel: false, center: new google.maps.LatLng(38.9091486, -77.0161304) } }).render(); A double shooting at about 10:15 Monday night near Truxton Circle killed one man, who … Continue reading

Anthony Speight Waives Preliminary Hearing in Bill Mitchell Jr. Shooting Death

The man suspected of killing Bloomingdale man Bill Mitchell Jr. waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday. Anthony Speight, the defendant, is due back in court Feb. 10. Charging documents state that Mitchell may have been killed in the … Continue reading

Truxton Circle Shooting

This just in from Metro PD: On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 2311 hours, units from the Fifth District were dispatched to the intersection of North Capitol St and Florida Ave to investigate a report of the sound of gunshots. … Continue reading

Robbery Attempt at Center of Bill Mitchell’s Truxton Circle Shooting Death

A $20 robbery may have been the cause of Bill Mitchell’s shooting death in Truxton Circle last January. That’s according to charging documents made public today just before Anthony Speight, the man prosecutors say killed Mitchell, was presented with a … Continue reading

Homicide is an “Escalation” in a Neighborhood Trying to Fight Back

For residents of Truxton Circle and Bloomingdale, on the edge of Northwest and Northeast D.C., the problems start small: litter, loitering, street lights. They quickly get bigger: theft, robbery, homicide. Last week’s killing of 33-year-old Bill Mitchell at the intersection … Continue reading

A Shrine for Bill Mitchell

Washington’s Other Monuments has new photos of a small memorial set up for Bill Mitchell, killed on January 19 near Truxton Circle.

More Details in Truxton Circle Shooting of Billy Mitchell

MyFoxDC has more details on the Truxton Circle shooting that killed 33-year-old Billy Mitchell late Wednesday night/ early Thursday morning. 33-Year-Old DC Man Killed Walking Home in Northwest MyFoxDC | Jan 20, 2011 The killing of a 33-year-old D.C. man … Continue reading

Man Shot at Florida Avenue Park Dies

A man who was shot late Wednesday night in D.C.’s Truxton Circle neighborhood has died of his injuries, TBD reports. According to the Washington Post, the man was shot in the chest at a park at Florida Avenue and North … Continue reading

Gang Beef Over Testifying at Trial Led to Jamal Wilson’s Death, Prosecutor Says

By the prosecutor’s telling of it, an early morning pursuit through Truxton Circle and the ensuing shoot-out that left 19-year-old Jamal Wilson dead started over a beef about a man nicknamed “Psycho.” Wilson, Assistant US Attorney David Saybolt said Tuesday, … Continue reading

Anthony Speight Arrested in January Death of Bill Mitchell in Truxton Circle

Police today announced the arrest of 23-year-old Anthony Speight in the January shooting death of Bill Mitchell near North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue NW. Speight, who has no fixed address, is being held on suspicion of first degree murder … Continue reading

Comment of the Day: “I saw this young man laying in the street.”

This comment of the day comes from Christafa202, who wrote in about Eric Kearney. First, to this young mans family and friends, my condolences to you. Once again, far too many of your young Black males dying under these same … Continue reading

Not guilty” Pleas in Death of Jamal Wilson

Appearing lighthearted and occasionally smiling, Kwan Kearney and Jeremy Risper each entered a plea of “not guilty” today to charges related to the November slaying of Jamal Wilson in Northwest D.C. Kearney and Risper are both charged with premeditated first-degree … Continue reading

Delay in Joseph Alonzo Sharps Murder Prosecution after Kwan Kearney’s Brother Killed

A new trial date has been set for Kwan Kearney after his brother, a witness in his case, was killed. Kearney was expected to stand trial on Oct. 31. He is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of … Continue reading

No Easy Answers at Florida and North Capitol

The story of Bill Mitchell’s death on Jan. 19 has been as much about the Truxton Cirle neighborhood as the crime itself. Mitchell was shot while intervening in a dispute between a man and woman on the street, according to … Continue reading

Week in Review

Note: This column normally appears on Saturdays. It is back today after a two-week absence due to some family emergencies. In brief: Ronald Page was released from jail, following a preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death … Continue reading

Lanier: Quick Arrests Prevent “Retaliatory Violence”

Murder cases are being closed faster than ever, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Friday. “The time it takes us to close a case has dropped dramatically.” She credits cooperation between law enforcement, prosecutors and the community with quick arrests, … Continue reading
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