Donnell Lewis Byrd fatally shot Thursday morning

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Donnell Lewis Byrd. Officers discovered Byrd, 30, in the 200 block of 54th Street, NE in the early hours of Thursday morning, October 12. The victim was found dead at the scene suffering from a gunshot wound. Byrd was transported to the Office of the chief Medical Examiner. […]

Police investigating midnight shooting; two dead, one injured

Two men were killed, and a third was injured in a shooting just before midnight on Tuesday. Police are investigating the shooting in the 6200 block of 8th Street, NW where three adult males were found with gunshot wounds. All three victims were transported to the local hospital, where two of the victims were pronounced dead. […]

Brandon Franklin found not guilty by reason of insanity

The courtroom was packed with family and friends of both the victim and the suspect, to hear the outcome of Brandon Franklin’s case. Judge Jose Lopez ruled Franklin not guilty by reason of insanity. Franklin was charged with the murder of Marvin Stewart in January 2015 after Stewart was found by police suffering from stab […]

Jury trial on schedule after Brandon Franklin status hearing

The case against Brandon Franklin is ready for trial after the defense and prosecution reached a “break in the impasse,” defense attorney Pierce Suen said. Franklin was accused of fatally stabbing Marvin Stewart in Jan. 2015 on the 700 block of 19th St. NE. With the jury trial set for Oct. 17, the defense’s only […]

Suspect arrested in Antwaun Smith homicide

MPD arrested and charged a suspect on Sept. 18. with Antwaun Smith’s murder. Antonio Williams, 36, has been charged with second-degree murder while armed. Smith, 41, was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in the 600 block of Newton Place, NW on Sept. 10. Emergency personnel declared Smith dead at the scene. The next court […]

Carl Hardy fatally shot Sunday night

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Carl Hardy. Hardy was found shot in the 1200 block of I Street, SE on Sunday, Sept. 10. Police officers from the First District responded to the scene and found the 24-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS transported Hardy to the hospital. He succumbed to […]

Judge finds probable cause to hold Derek Turner

Derek Brian Turner has been charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Andrew McPhatter at Wheeler Road and Upsal Street, SE, near his home in Congress Heights on March 1. Police officers heard gunshots in the area and found McPhatter suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a vehicle. DC Fire and EMS transported McPhatter […]