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Suspect Charged in December Adams Morgan Murder

by Borderstan.com — January 31, 2009 at 6:25 pm 2 Comments

Police have charged a suspect with two D.C. murders, one of them the Dec. 10 killing of Derrell Goins (Dec. 11 posting here) in Adams Morgan. Details from the MPD  news release follow, with information on the Adams Morgan murder highlighted in red:

Suspect Charged in Two Separate MurdersThe Metropolitan Police Department has announced that a suspect has been charged with two separate murders: (1) the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Derrell Goins on December 20, 2008 and (2) the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Paul Dominique Jones on January 9, 2009. On January 29, 2009, 18-year-old Lafonte Lurie Carlton of Northwest Washington, DC, was charged with Murder Two While Armed pursuant a booking order in connection with the murder of Mr. Jones. Mr. Carlton was also charged with Murder II While Armed in connection with the death of Derrell Goins.

Shortly after 8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, police were called to the 2200 block of Champlain Street, NW, to investigate the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located 21-year-old Derrell Goins, of the 600 block of Edgewood Street, NE, in the rear of that location suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Subsequently, he was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:56 pm.

At approximately 9:15 pm, on Friday, January 9, 2009, members of the department’s Third District and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department responded to the rear of the 1300 block of Columbia Road, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located 17-year-old Paul Jones, of the 600 block of Morton Street, NW, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body and head. He was subsequently pronounced dead on the scene by a representative of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office for the District of Columbia.

Comments (2)

  1. Derrell goins will soon be gone for a year ….This still hurts to this day I was in love with him and he was in love with me as well ….Mr. Carlton who is charge in his murder is still living but probly not having in regret in what he did …Im still hurt and im sure pauls family is too …Now Mr. Lafonte carltons brother is now locked up for kill a innocent person 2 but we dont see this patter to or wonder why ….

  2. The pattern is, society needs to get a grip on the neighborhoods. As long as there is nothing around for these youngsters to do, stuff like this happens. We as a society need to get together and open up to these youngsters, whether it is the church, schools, community recreations, etc. Let us stop the black on black crime and try to enforce black on black knowledge. This is what happened when they took the bookmobile away. We have nothing else to chase but each other. If we can get the knowledge back out on the streets,ie a 24 hour one stop shop, our youngsters will make us proud. We need to give our youngsters a place to go for the meeting of the minds, so that the mind will no become wasted.

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