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by Andrew Ramonas August 3, 2016 at 7:40 am 0

1800 block of Newton Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man was killed in a “domestic-related” stabbing in Mount Pleasant early yesterday morning, police said last night.

The homicide happened on the 1800 block of Newton Street NW about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police found 32-year-old Pedro Sixto Esparragoza of Northwest D.C. with an apparent stab wound in a home just west of Bancroft Elementary School near Rock Creek Park, according to authorities. He was brought to a local hospital, where he died.

Edy Dinora Portillo Martinez, a 28-year-old Northwest D.C. resident, was arrested yesterday and charged with second degree murder while armed. Information on Martinez’s wasn’t immediately available.

Photo via Google Maps

by Tim Regan June 30, 2016 at 7:00 am 0

Columbia Heights shooting June 14 2016Police have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with a deadly shooting that occurred in Columbia Heights two weeks ago.

The teenager, who was not named by police, was arrested yesterday and charged with murder two while armed, according to authorities.

Police found 2o-year-old Devonte Crawford of Northwest D.C. with a gunshot wound on the 2900 block of 14th Street NW about two weeks ago. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

File photo of police on the scene of the shooting June 14, 2016

by Andrew Ramonas May 13, 2016 at 12:40 pm 1 Comment

1250 U St. NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man with a gun robbed a restaurant on the U Street corridor early this morning, police said.

The armed robbery happened at 1250 U St. NW about 1:15 a.m.

Authorities didn’t identify the eatery in a police report. But a Starbucks and &pizza share the address.

A Starbucks manager told Borderstan that an armed thief didn’t hit the coffee shop today. An &pizza representative couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

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by Andrew Ramonas April 25, 2016 at 8:55 am 0

Police car lightPolice have apprehended a second man in connection with a deadly January shooting that authorities have said was related to marijuana in Shaw.

Eugene Ledex Sherman, a 53-year-old Southeast D.C. resident, was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree felony murder, police said. He had a warrant out for his arrest.

Information on Sherman’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

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by Andrew Ramonas January 27, 2016 at 11:35 am 1 Comment

Matthew Shevlin (Photo via Instagram/Commonwealth FTGG)

A men’s clothing boutique in Adams Morgan is slated to shut down for one day later this week in remembrance of an employee who was shot to death.

Commonwealth at 1781 Florida Ave. NW won’t open Friday as workers pay tribute to Matthew Shevlin, who was killed in Shaw last week. The 37-year-old man was unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound when police found him in his home on the 400 block of M Street NW Friday morning.

The shooting didn’t appear to be random, according to authorities. Shevlin was shot during a “home-invasion burglary of a targeted residence,” a police spokesman told The Washington Post.

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by Andrew Ramonas November 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm 0

Police CarPolice have apprehended a 26-year-old man suspected of a deadly shooting in Shaw earlier this month.

George Edwards of Northwest D.C. was arrested this morning and charged with second degree murder while armed in the Nov. 7 death of 28-year-old Reginald Perry, police said tonight.

Information on the suspect’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Perry, who also was from Northwest D.C., was shot on the 1700 block of 8th Street NW. He then was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

by Tim Regan November 12, 2015 at 11:20 am 0

Sweater art project

Locals will place dozens of donated sweaters on the ground throughout Kalorama Park next month as part of an art project to help remember D.C.’s homicide victims.

ANC 1C Commissioner Hector Huezo is collecting sweater donations for the project that he and other Kalorama-area residents conceived in September.

“I was keeping track of all of the homicides in D.C. … and we started seeing a spike,” Huezo said. But it wasn’t until a man was shot during a robbery near Kalorama Park that the commissioner decided to do something.

“After that, I said, we’ve got to do something to bring the community together and bring awareness to what’s going on,” Huezo said.

So far, Huezo said he has collected 90 sweaters, but would like to match the total number of D.C. homicides by next month. The tricky part, said Huezo, is that the target keeps getting higher.

“One of the ideas that came to my head was to collect a sweater for every single life lost in the District,” Huezo said. “But the number of deaths keeps rising.”

The art project itself will come together on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m., when a group of Kalorama residents will carry the sweaters from Huezo’s apartment building to the park and lay them on the ground. The crowd will then take a two-minute moment of silence to remember the homicide victims.

Huezo said the sweaters will be donated to a local shelter after the art exhibit concludes.

“It serves a dual purpose,” Huezo said. “From my perspective, it’ll bring our neighborhood together … It’s a symbol.”

To donate a sweater to the art project, e-mail Hector Huezo.

Photo courtesy of Hector Huezo

by Tim Regan October 21, 2015 at 7:35 am 0

D.C. Police have identified the man reportedly shot in the chest and killed in his car near the border of Columbia Heights and Park View yesterday morning.

Authorities first received a report of gunshots fired on the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue NW at 11:10 a.m. yesterday. When they arrived, police said they found 38-year-old Marcus Manor unconscious and “suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.” Manor died on the scene shortly after police arrived.

At the scene of the crime yesterday, officers appeared to be focusing their investigation around a black SUV parked near the intersection of Sherman Ave. and Hobart St. NW with its driver side window broken. Several evidence markers were spotted on the ground near the vehicle.

Joe Lewis, who lives on the block, said he heard five gunshots and walked to the scene when he heard sirens.

Police are still on the lookout for the person who shot and killed Manor.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently 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 responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.  Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

by Tim Regan October 19, 2015 at 4:35 pm 0

Police_CruiserD.C. Police have arrested a man they say shot and killed another man in Park View in July.

Police say 24-year-old Sean Green shot and killed Derrick Black, 24, near the 3300 block of Georgia Avenue NW on July 30 around 9:25 p.m.

When authorities arrived at the scene of the shooting, they found Black suffering from several gunshot wounds. Though Black was transported to a local hospital from the scene, he later died from  his injuries.

Police have charged Green with first-degree murder while armed. Information regarding Green’s lawyer was not immediately available.

by Tim Regan September 30, 2015 at 9:35 am 0

Police CarD.C. Police have arrested a man they say shot and killed another man near Mount Pleasant earlier this month.

Police say Antonio Brown, 27, shot and killed Charles Welch, 25, on Sept. 19 around 7:44 p.m. Following the shooting, Welch was found in a vehicle on the 1800 block of Irving Street NW. Police said he was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

Police arrested Brown yesterday around 1 p.m. and charged him with first degree murder.

Information regarding Brown’s lawyer was not immediately available.

by Tim Regan September 23, 2015 at 2:50 pm 1,032 0

Shooting at 14th and V NW, photo courtesy of Nick Veach(Updated at 3:32 p.m.) D.C. Police have identified the suspect and victim in last night’s deadly shooting at 14th and V streets NW.

Police said 29-year-old Raphael Antonio Roy of Northwest, D.C. shot and killed 29-year-old Delany Christopher Epps of Northeast, D.C. around 8:25 p.m.

 

Roy was arrested last night charged with first degree murder while armed. Matthew Davies, Roy’s lawyer, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Police are still investigating the shooting.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently 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 responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.  Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Photo courtesy of Nick Veach

by Tim Regan September 19, 2015 at 7:45 am 0

A man was shot and killed near Mount Pleasant last night, said D.C. Police.

The man was approached by another man and shot in the parking lot of the Harvard Towers high-rise at 1845 Harvard Street NW around 7:44 p.m. last night, said police in an e-mail this morning.

The suspect fled the scene in a dark-colored vehicle, police added.

The victim was found in a vehicle on the 1800 block of Irving Street NW. Police said he was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

Police are still on the lookout for the suspect, described as “Black man wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans, bald and in his 30s.”

by Tim Regan August 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm 0

Police CarA man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with a deadly fight that occurred in Pleasant Plains last weekend.

D.C. Police announced this afternoon that 24-year-old Milkiyas Bayisa of Adelphi, Md., was arrested and charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing 35 year-old Kassahun Abebe Edo of Irving, Texas, during a fight.

Police responded to a report of a fight on the 700 block of Fairmont Street NW on Aug. 22 at approximately 3:00 a.m. When officers arrived, they found Edo on the ground and unconscious.

Police say that during the fight, Edo was assaulted, fell to the ground and hit his head on the curb.

Though Edo was transported from the scene to a hospital, he died the next day.

by Tim Regan August 25, 2015 at 7:00 am 0

Police CarA man was killed during a fight that occurred near Pleasant Plains last weekend, say D.C. Police.

Police responded to a report of a fight on the 700 block of Fairmont Street NW on Saturday at approximately 3:00 am.  When officers arrived, they found 35 year-old Kassahun Abebe Edo of Irving, Texas, on the ground and unconscious.

Police say that during the fight, Edo was assaulted, fell to the ground and hit his head on the curb.

Edo was transported from the scene to a hospital, where he died on Sunday.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently 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 responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.

Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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