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Homicide on 7th Street NW Thursday Night

U Street NW, PSA 305From Cody Telep. Telep is working on his PhD in criminology at George Mason University and lives in the U Street area. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody@borderstan.com.

Borderstan’s first homicide of 2012 occurred Thursday night (January 26) after a stabbing at about 7 pm in the 1500 block of 7th Street NW. The victim, 19-year-old Dalontray Williams of Northwest Washington, was found in the lobby of the Kennedy Recreation Center at 1401 7th Street NW in Shaw. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital (see the Metropolitan Police Department press release).

Police Service Area 308 (Convention Center area) Lieutenant Linda Wingate said that police will be paying special attention to the area where the homicide occurred and to the Kennedy Recreation Center. No information on a suspect has been released and homicide detectives continue to investigate. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

Homicides within Borderstan’s coverage area are rare, especially in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. Only one occurred in 2011 (although a second occurred adjacent to Borderstan’s boundaries) and five homicides were recorded in Borderstan in 2010.

See What’s Behind DC’s Declining Homicide Rate? from January 26.

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2 Responses to “Homicide on 7th Street NW Thursday Night”

  1. Lance says:

    This is terrible news. But is it really Borderstan news?Has Borderstan been extended to include Shaw … and is it even still Shaw that far east?