Government requests Jose Rodriguez undergo fingerprinting

The defense for Jose Rodriguez-Cruz and the government discussed DNA evidence in a status hearing while Rodriguez-Cruz awaits a trial. Rodriguez allegedly killed 47-year-old Pamela Butler and was charged with first-degree murder on April 10. According to detectives he has had a history of alleged violence. The government said some DNA testing had been conducted […]

Police searching for person of interest in murder of Jason Dale

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in the murder of 39-year-old Jason Antonio Dale. Dale was discovered by police, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, around 9:30 p.m. June 12, on the 500 block of Parkland Place, SE. He was then transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced […]

Suspect charged with wife’s murder dies

The man charged with the murder of his wife has died. Manuel Antonio Ramos, 70, allegedly fatally stabbed his common-law wife Santos Lydia Ventura on June 7, 2015 on the 1400 block of T Street, NW. Ramos died on May 15, 2016, at Washington Adventist Hospital, according to the motion filed by the government. The 70-year-old suffered […]

Daniel Parker fatally shot

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of 38-year-old Daniel Shelton Parker. Parker was discovered by police around 11:19 p.m., on July 26, in the 2000 block of Fairlawn Ave. He was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC fire and EMS found no signs consistent with life and he was pronounced dead. The police are […]

Victor Williams fatally shot

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Victor Williams. Williams was discovered by police around 8:30 a.m., on July 26, on the Anacostia River Trail, south of the 3300 block of East Capitol Street, SE. He was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Williams displayed no signs consistent with with life and was pronounced dead. […]

Lamont McDonald’s preliminary hearing pushed back

Lamont McDonald remains hospitalized after he was shot earlier this month in a fight with another man, whom he allegedly killed. McDonald allegedly shot Malachi Yisrael, 43, in 300 block of 50th street, Northeast on July 5. An alleged drug deal between the two resulted in a confrontation. Yisrael hit McDonald multiple times, which caused McDonald to […]

Wait continues for mental evaluation of Brandon Franklin

The government said they are still waiting on a report from a doctor evaluating Brandon Franklin. Franklin allegedly stabbed Marvin Stewart, 49, on Jan. 8, 2015 on the 700 block of 19th ST. NE. In April, the government requested that Franklin undergo a mental evaluation, giving a timeline of three months for that to be done. […]

Month in Review: June

The month of June tallied eight homicides and four cases were put to rest as suspects were either found guilty or pleaded guilty. June of 2016 saw a total of nine homicides, one more than June of 2017. From the beginning of 2017 to the end of June this year there have been fifty-seven homicides compared to […]

Second arrest made in murder of Demetrius Medlay

Police last week charged a second man for the murder of 22-year-old Demetrius Medlay. Justin Robinson, 18, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly killing Medlay. Medlay was found in the 3100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE. He was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, and transported to the […]

Shameka Jones fatally shot

Police have charged a man for the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Shameka Delephine Jones. Jones was discovered by police around 8:16 a.m. July 22, in the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace, SE. She was found, inside of a residence, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC fire and EMS found no signs of life and pronounced her dead […]