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Updates on all homicide cases.

Phillip McDaniel held on murder charge

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 […]

Rodney Baggott pleads not guilty

Rodney Baggott pleaded not guilty to the murder charge against him, and the motinos were set in place for a trial. Baggott is beind held for two seperate murder cases. Baggott allegedly killed 44-year-old Donald Bush, on June 13, 2015, in the 2300 block of 15th Street, NE. He was charged with second-degree murder in […]

Keith Archie ordered held without bail

The man charged with stabbing a 32-year-old was ordered held without bail.. Keith Archie allegedly fatally stabbed 32-year-old Demond Marcel Rush, on July 29, in the 3600 block of 22nd St., SE. He is being charged with second-degree murder while armed. His attorney requested that he be released on his promise that he would return for his next court […]

Lavonne Beckett ordered held without bail

The man charged with killing his female passenger after he crashed his car was ordered held without bail. Lavonne Beckett allegedly killed a woman, who has yet to be identified, when he drove his car into a pole causing her to die on impact. He is charged with second-degree murder. He appeared in court for […]

Suspect indicted for murder of Chijioke Agbakahi

Master Matthew Thomas was charged with felony murder while armed for the fatal shooting of 59-year-old Chijioke Agbakahi. Agbakahi was discovered by police around 6:40 p.m, on Aug. 5, 2016, in the 5100 block of Georgia Ave., NW. He was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital in critical […]

Hit-and-run murder suspect ordered to undergo treatment

The man charged with driving drunk and killing a 65-year-old woman will undergo treatment while his case continues. David Jones allegedly killed Carolyn Ellis, when he struck her with his car and she suffered major head trauma. He appeared to have been drinking that night. Open beer bottles were found in his car. In  court, […]

Murder suspect claims self defense

Details of the crime scene where 29-year-old Dominic Brooks was killed were relayed to a judge in court Friday. William Edward Smith appeared in court for a preliminary hearing, for charges he allegedly fatally stabbed Brooks, on June 9, in the 800 block of Chesapeake Street, SE. He was charged with second-degree murder while armed on […]

Daryl Thompson ordered held on murder charges

Daryl Thompson pleaded not guilty to the murder charges against him. Thompson allegedly fatally shot 29-year-old Edward Roberts Jr., on July 30, 2016. Roberts was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the 3500 block of 14th Street, NW. Nearly a month later, on Aug. 29, 2016, 23-year-old Tyler McEachern, was found suffering from multiple […]

Probable Cause found at preliminary hearing of Saeed Woodall

Details of the murder of Deonta Farrar were discussed in cour this week. Saeed Woodall allegedly fatally shot 32-year-old Deonta Farrar on Aug. 9, 2016, in the 4500 block of Quarles Street, NE. Farrar was found by police suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. In court on Thursday, the prosecutor called the lead MPD homicide detective in Farrar’s case to […]