A 35-year-old man was fatally shot early Monday morning. Antonio Bassett was found inside a residence on the 3900 block of Pennsylvania Ave., SE, at around 4:45 a.m. When emergency workers arrived they determined Bassett had already died from his injuries, and he was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Police have […]
Jennifer Swift is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of D.C. Witness. Prior to moving to D.C., Jennifer worked for Connecticut Magazine as their state politics reporter, and covered multiple topics at the New Haven Register including city hall, education and police.
Antonio Bassett was killed May 22, 2017.
Derrick Roach was killed May 20, 2017.
Police say a 31-year-old man was fatally stabbed Monday evening. Whitney Jones, of Maryland, was found unconscious and suffering from an apparent stab wound by officers responding to a report of an assault. Jones was found in the 1100 block of K St., SE at around 5:08 p.m. Jones was taken to the hospital where […]
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted for the alleged murder of Damonta Thompson earlier this month. Police are circulating photos of Seth Holmes, who was wanted on a warrant for second-degree murder while armed. Police warn Holmes may be armed and dangerous. Holmes was described by police as a […]
Police are investigating after they say a 49-year-old man was fatally stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning. Derrick Roach was found suffering what what appeared to be a stab wound inside of a residence in the 100 block of Joliet St., SW. Roach was taken to the hospital where he died from his […]
Anthony Wade was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of Aubrey Dansbury, and his uncle was sentenced for helping. Wade pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting Dansbury. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Dansbury and Wade were arguing inside an apartment when the fight turned physical, and Wade called his uncle. […]
Sean Smith pleaded not guilty to the murder of Matthew Walker last August among other charges in D.C. Superior Court this week. Smith, indicted for murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm due to a prior conviction and carrying a pistol without a license. The […]
Kevin Chase’s trial which was originally scheduled to begin next month has again been pushed back after a co-defendant was indicted. Kevin Chase and Demetrius Brandon have been charged with the murder of Marcus Manor, who was fatally assaulted in October 2015. Chase was indicted on five charges, including murder while armed, possession of a […]