Report: Accidental shooting led teen to burn friend’s body in trash

The teenager accused in the shooting death of his friend told police it was an accident, according to a report from WUSA9, citing court documents. According to the documents, Zaccheus Blanding, 19, says he accidentally shot his friend Heineken McNeil, while Blanding was playing with the gun and thought the safety was on. Firefighters found […]

Jamil Betts charged with murder of Andre McConnell

Ten weeks after Andre Antwon McConnell was shot and killed, his murderer was arrested. McConnell, 26, was shot on April 27 at the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace, SE along with another adult male. Both victims were taken to the hospital where McConnell later died. On Thursday, Police arrested Jamil Betts, 24, with second-degree murder while […]

Kevin Sutherland murder suspect denied bail

The man charged with the violent murder of 24-year-old Kevin Sutherland was denied bond in his first court appearance Tuesday. According to the Washington Post, Jasper Spires, charged with first-degree murder while armed, will be held in prison as his case continues. Spires’ attorney Antoini Jones had asked for Spires to be released while awaiting trail. According to a […]

Police investigating death of 24-year-old Southeast man

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man whose body was found in Northeast D.C. According to a police press release, William Clemments Herndon from Southeast was found unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from gunshot wounds, around 12:35 a.m. by police responding to calls of a shooting on 45th Street and Ponds Street, NE. Herndon […]

Teen charged with murder of Heineken McNeil

A suspect has been arrested and charged in the death of a man found burning in a trash can last month. Zacchaeus Blanding, 19, from Northeast, was arrested Wednesday for the murder of Heineken McNeil, also 19. McNeil’s body was found burned beyond recognition in a trashcan on the early morning of June 23 behind a vacant […]

Kevin Sutherland eulogized on House floor

Connecticut native Kevin Sutherland was eulogized by his former boss on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday morning, who called for the 24-year-old’s spirit to live on in the chamber. “Four days ago, on July 4 a young man was murdered just a mile from here in broad daylight on a crowded […]

Warrant details murder, robbery aboard red-line train

After he allegedly fatally punched, stabbed and stomped on Kevin Sutherland, Jasper Spires robbed two people also on-board a red-line train, and accidentally dropped a backpack carrying identifying information, according to the warrant for his arrest. Police charged Jasper Spires with first-degree murder while armed for the death of Sutherland on July 4, and witness […]