Five suspects arrested for homicides

Police have announced the arrest of several suspects in five homicide cases, including one case that dated back to 2013.

Last week, Ronald Bruce Thomas, 29, was charged with first-degree murder while armed for the alleged fatal shooting Dontell Price, 21, on the Unit block of M Street, NE, in May 2013.

All other arrests announced by the police last week were made in homicides in Southeast, D.C. this month.

A juvenile female was arrested on March 22 and charged with second-degree murder while armed for fatally stabbing Amanjanea La-Shell Whitley, 18, on the 4800 block of Benning Road, SE. According to the Metropolitan Police Department’s press release, a patrol officer in the neighborhood witnessed the fight between the suspect and Whitley at the bus stop, before the suspect stabbed Whitley.

Also on March 22, police announced the arrest of Anthony Wade, 29. Wade was charged with second-degree murder while armed for the fatal shooting Aubrey Dansbury, 27, on the 800 block of Chesapeake Street, SE on March 9.

On March 24, police arrested Alphonso Roberts, 32, for fatally shooting Maurico Walker, 23.

Tavon Stewart, 24, was also arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed, for fatally shooting Rudolph Garris, 25, on the 4600 block of 6th street, SE.



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