Police Charge Suspect in Friday’s 9th Street Murder

by Borderstan.com June 1, 2010 at 7:16 am 2,243 0

MPD Third District

The May 28 murder on 9th Street NW was in PSA 305. (MPD website)

PM 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

DC Police announced that they have charged a suspect in the May 28 murder of 40-year-old Assefaw Teweld Hagos of  Silver Spring, MD. Hagos was found in front of 1936 9th Street NW with a stab wound at 2:19 am on the 28th; he died a short time later.

Captain Aubrey P. Mongal of MPD Third District released the following statement on the 3D listserv:

On Friday, May 28, 2010, at approximately 0219 hours, a unit from the Third District, was flagged down by a citizen at 9th and U St., NW. The citizen directed the officers to a male who was lying on the sidewalk in front of 1936 9th St., NW. The male was suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest. DCFEMS responded and transported the victim to the Hospital, where he succumbed to his injury.

On Sunday, May 30, 2010, thanks to the hard work of the citizens, members of the Third District and our Homicide Detectives, the defendant in this case was arrested at the Homicide Branch at 2115 hours and charged with First Degree Murder while Armed pursuant to an arrest warrant for the stabbing death of the above decedent.


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