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.
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.
DC Police have released the name of the murder victim who died early yesterday morning after being stabbed on the 1900 block of 9th Street NW. He was 40-year-old Assefaw Teweld Hagos of Silver Spring, MD.
MPD homicide detectives are investigating the murder and anyone with information should call (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). MPD offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the DC.
According to the latest information from MPD:
“On Friday, May 28, 2010 at approximately 2:19 am, a unit from the Third District was alerted at 9th and U Streets, NW by a citizen who directed the officers to a male who was lying on the sidewalk in front of 1936 9th St., NW. The victim was suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene, transported the victim to Howard University Hospitalwhere he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead at approximately 3:04 am. The victim’s remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.”
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.