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Second man fatally shot Monday

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.    

Man found dead inside car in Anacostia

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 […]

Man who allegedly killed mother ordered held without bail

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 […]

Man charged with murder after 81-year-old dies

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. […]

17-year-old woman succumbs to injuries from Thursday shooting

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 […]

Trial date pushed back for Kassahun Abebe Edo murder suspect

Milkiyas Bayisa’s murder trial was pushed back from August to January 2018 after prosecutors had scheduling conflicts. Bayisa allegedly fatally assaulted Kassahun Abebe Edo, a resident of Irving, Texas, on Aug. 22, 2015, in the 700 block of Fairmont Street, NW. During an altercation, Edo fell and struck his head on the curb or sidewalk. He was […]