After two weeks with no homicides, three are killed within hours Saturday morning

After more than two weeks without a homicide, the city experienced three fatal shootings within hours early Saturday morning.

Anaiona Gaston, 19, was found fatally shot in the head inside an apartment in the 2300 block of Good Hope Road, SE. Gaston was found at around 3:51 a.m. Saturday morning. Police charged her boyfriend, 21-year-old Malik Fields,  with second-degree murder. Fields was presented in D.C. Superior Court on Saturday and is being held without bail.

Just minutes before police discovered Gaston’s body, they responded to a report of gunshots in the 3500 block of 14th Street, NW. There they found 29-year-old Edward Roberts, Jr. suffering after he was shot multiple times. Roberts, found at around 3:30 a.m. was taken to the hospital where he died. Police have not arrested any suspects.

Police are also investigating a shooting on the I-295 overpass that left one man dead and another injured. At around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning police discovered two men inside a vehicle who had been shot. Both men were taken to the hospital, but on Sunday 25-year-old Judonne Stephens died from his injuries. Police have not arrested any suspects.


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