Police Seek Info on Stabbing Death, 1900 9th St. NW

by Borderstan.com May 28, 2010 at 9:02 am 2,831 3 Comments

Luis Gomez Photos stabbing death U Street NW MPD

The stabbing death early this morning was on the 1900 block of 9th Street NW, between T and U. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Monday afternoon UPDATE: The Washington Post says that DC Police have charged “Samson Alemayhu, 48, with first-degree murder while armed. Alemayhu is accused of killing Assefaw Hagos.” — Borderstan

Friday afternoon UPDATE: Props to dcist for the news that the stabbing victim found this morning was later pronounced dead.

MPD’s Third District is looking for information on a stabbing that occurred early this morning around 2:30 am on the 1900 block of 9th Street NW. Anyone with information should contact MPD at 202-727-9099. You can also provide information to the anonymous tip line at 1-888-919-CRIME or text to 50411.

Third District Commander Jacob Kishter sent out the appeal for information on the 3D listserv early Friday morning. The 1900 block of 9th is between T and U Streets and is home to numerous restaurants and clubs including Nellie’s Sports Bar (at the corner), La Carbonara and DC9. The area is part of DC’s Little Ethiopia community and the U Street corridor area.

The U Street corridor/area is not immune to violent crime. Even with all the new restaurants and stores and huge number of people on the street, the area still has its share of robberies, assaults and stolen autos. In fact, one could guess that the large number of people on the street–with money, credit cards and expensive phones in their pockets–actually attract thieves and muggers.

We report monthly crime stats for the U Street corridor each month here at Borderstan as well as Crimes of Note for the entire area each Wednesday. Advice: Be careful, watch your belongings and do not head home alone late at night after clubbing or dining on U Street NW. Of course, robberies also occur during the day: Remember Nellie’s Sports Bar? The same common sense principles apply to 17th Street and 14th Street. This is the big city, folks.

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