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Cops Catch More Teens Wanted in Violent Adams Morgan Crime Spree

by Andrew Ramonas September 6, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Police car lightPolice have apprehended two more teenagers sought in a crime spree that included three stabbings and two robberies with a knife in the Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights areas last week, according to authorities.

Yeison Gomez-Chavez, 18, and a 16-year-old boy were arrested Thursday and charged with assault with intent to kill and robbery, police announced late last week. Both of them are from Northwest D.C.

Gomez-Chavez also was charged with another count of robbery and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. D.C. lawyer Joseph Molina, who is representing Gomez-Chavez, wasn’t immediately available to comment.

The arrests came a day after 18-year-old Christian Mendoza was apprehended in the crime spree.

The first stabbing happened on the 3100 block of 16th Street NW about 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, according to authorities. All three suspects played a role in the assault, which ended in a robbery, police said.

Last Tuesday about 1:15 a.m., Gomez-Chavez and Mendoza then were involved with hitting a man in the head with a rock and stabbing him in the back outside My Canton Restaurant on the 1700 block of Columbia Road NW, according to authorities.

Less than two hours later, the two suspects took part in a chase that ended in the stabbing of another man on the 2800 block of 16th Street NW after the victim refused to say whether he was a member of the MS-13 gang, which was founded in Los Angeles, police said.

Later in the day, Gomez-Chavez and Mendoza also participated in a robbery with a knife on the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue NW about 12:30 p.m. after the men said they were part of the criminal group, according to authorities.

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