Update: Westminster St. Murder Victim Identified
11:22 pm Tuesday: TBD.com reports that the victim of last night’s shooting on the 900 block of Westminster St. NW was 24-year-old Ronald Johnson of Northeast D.C. He died after being taken to a local hospital.
Police are investigating an apparent homicide that occurred late last night near the 900 block of Westminster St. NW, which is between S and T Streets. According to MPD reports, the man was found at approximately 11:40 pm:
At approximately 1140 pm Officers were in the area of the 900 block of Westminster St, NW when they heard gun shots. Officers located a victim, who was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact MPD at 202-727-9099.
According to WUSA-9, “police were alerted to the sound of gunfire… by a Shot Spotter device.” MPD Third District Commander Jacob Kishter told Borderstan this morning that there is no additional information at this time.
Four Homicides Since May
Homicides are rare in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. But, there have now been four homicides in this area, including last night’s murder near Westminster Street:
- On May 28, Assefaw Teweld Hagos of Silver Spring was stabbed to death on the 1900 block of 9th Street NW — just north of last night’s murder. A suspect was charged.
- On August 9, Delando King was stabbed to death in his 10th Street NW apartment. A suspect has been charged.
- On September 28 Jamal Coates was killed after a funeral on U Street NW; a suspect has been charged in connection to Coates’ murder.
The Oct. 15 death of Ali Mohammed of Silver Spring outside the DC9 club on the 1900 block of 9th Street NW is still under investigation.