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Yashika Green dies from wounds months after shooting

After suffering from a gunshot wound for nearly five months, Yashika Green succumbed to her injuries Friday. The 42-year-old was found in the early morning of March 1, in a residence on the 200 Block of Wayne Place, SE. Green suffered from an apparent gunshot wound and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where she […]

Andrew Jahmal Johnson found dead

Police are investigating the death of Andrew Jahmal Johnson, who was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds Friday evening. The 42-year-old was discovered by police on the 5000 Block of H St., SE., around 10:00 p.m. Johnson was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Police have yet to release […]

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 […]

Ammaad El-Chase competency hearing pushed until December

The court’s timeline in deciding the competency of murder suspect Ammaad Chase-El was delayed to December. Chase-El allegedly fatally shot Antonio Ayala, 34, on Mar. 30, 2015, on 13th and Van Buren Streets, NW. Two additional suspects, Javonte Odom and Herman Odom, are also charged with the murder of Ayala. Javonte has currently entered a plea deal and is […]

Trial date set for three suspects in the murder of Derryk Johnson

A trial for the three men charged with the murder of 19-year-old Derryk Johnson will take place next September. Marcus Martin, Marc Butler, and William Cunnigham Jr. appeared in court for a status hearing where evidence for the trial was discussed. The three suspects allegedly fatally shot Johnson, on Aug. 3, 2016 on the 600 block […]

Montez Warren pleads not guilty

The man charged with the murder of Donte Miller last August pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. Montez Warren was indicted last month on charges of first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a license outside a home or business […]

Thomasine Bennett pleads guilty to killing Walter Clark

A woman who stowed her boyfriend’s battered body in a closet after fatally beating him with a baseball bat has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Thomasine Bennett, 67, entered a guilty plea for voluntary manslaughter for killing Walter Clark, 63. Clark’s battered body was found in Bennett’s house three days before Valentine’s Day. Upon police arrival, Bennett […]

Witness describes fight that led to Malachi Yisrael’s death

The person who fatally shot 43-year-old Malachi Yisrael only stopped after another person began shooting at him, police allege in a warrant for Yisrael’s alleged killer. Police say Lamont McDonald, 16, fatally shot Yisrael, and wounded a juvenile on July 5 in what appears to be a fight over drugs. According to the affidavit for […]