The man initially charged with assault with intent to kill after a 17-year-old was wounded by a stray bullet is now being charged with murder after the teen succumbed to her injuries. Phillip Carlos McDaniel was arrested and charged for fatally shooting Jamahri Sydnor, but police believe other people may have been involved. McDaniel was already […]
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.
Police have announced the arrest of a man charged with a July murder. DeWayne Shorter Jr. was charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Daniel Shelton Parker last month. Parker, 38, was found in the 2000 block of Fairlawn Ave. SE, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. […]
The man charged with fatally stabbing his 81-year-old mother inside her home over the weekend was ordered held without bail. Derek Cook, 51, has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing his mother, Anne Cook. Anne Cook was found inside her home suffering from what appeared to be multiple blunt force injuries. She was […]
Petros Amessa was fatally shot August 14, 2017.
Police are investigating Monday’s second fatal shooting that left a 58-year-old man dead.Petros Gurmessa Amessa, of Northeast, was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound Monday night. Amessa was taken to the hospital for treatment where he died from his injuries. Police have not yet released any information regarding suspects.
Police are investigating the murder of a 31-year-old male, found dead inside a car. On Monday afternoon, police responded to a report of a shooting and found Dante McNeil inside a car alongisde the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE. Police determined McNeil was already dead by the time they arrived. Police […]
Jamahri Sydnor was fatally shot August 10, 2017.
Police on Sunday announced a man was arrested and charged with murder after an 81-year-old woman found with life-threatening injuries died at a hospital. Police found Anne Alfredia Cook with what appeared to be multiple blunt force injuries inside a home on the 5200 block of 4th St., NE at around 10:45 p.m. Saturday evening. […]
A 17-year-old female shot while driving her car in Northeast has died from her injuries. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham retweeted a photo of victim Jamahri Sydnor and called the murder “heartbreaking”, just hours after he urged anyone involved to come forward. According to news reports, Sydnor was driving through the Brentwood neighborhood at […]