Wade Wilson sentenced for the murder of Cortez Clark

Wade Wilson, 21, was sentenced on Friday for taking part, along with three others, in the murder of Cortez Clark in October of 2015. On Oct. 16, 2017, the family and close friends of Clark attended the sentencing for three of the suspects charged with murdering the 32-year old. Cortez was found naked and lifeless in […]

Donnell Lewis Byrd fatally shot Thursday morning

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Donnell Lewis Byrd. Officers discovered Byrd, 30, in the 200 block of 54th Street, NE in the early hours of Thursday morning, October 12. The victim was found dead at the scene suffering from a gunshot wound. Byrd was transported to the Office of the chief Medical Examiner. […]

Police investigating midnight shooting; two dead, one injured

Two men were killed, and a third was injured in a shooting just before midnight on Tuesday. Police are investigating the shooting in the 6200 block of 8th Street, NW where three adult males were found with gunshot wounds. All three victims were transported to the local hospital, where two of the victims were pronounced dead. […]

Ameesha Gray sentenced for luring Cortez Clark to his death

According to his family and friends, Cortez Clark was “expecting to meet a young lady— who he was excited to see” on the night that he was robbed and murdered. In October of 2015, police found Cortez’s lifeless body in an abandoned apartment in Congress Heights. Suspect John Allen told police that Clark was “set up” […]

Man found fatally shot in car

Police are investigating after Omar Earl Rodgers, 25, was found fatally shot. Police arrived at the scene at approximately 3:50 a.m. on Oct. 8 and found Rogers, of Southeast, in a vehicle in the 1300 block of Good Hope Rd., SE. He was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead once lifesaving efforts failed. No […]

Brandon Franklin found not guilty by reason of insanity

The courtroom was packed with family and friends of both the victim and the suspect, to hear the outcome of Brandon Franklin’s case. Judge Jose Lopez ruled Franklin not guilty by reason of insanity. Franklin was charged with the murder of Marvin Stewart in January 2015 after Stewart was found by police suffering from stab […]

Case against Daryl Thompson moves forward

The case against Daryl Thompson, 29, who allegedly fatally shot two men in two separate incident a few weeks apart moved forward last week. Thompson is charged with two counts of first-degree murder while armed. He has pleaded not guilty, and his attorney continued to request evidence from the government. The judge ordered another hearing […]

Judge denies severance for Matthew Roth case

A request by two defendants to have their murder cases separated before trial was denied by a judge. Ryan Thompson and Rasheed Murray requested severance in their trial for the alleged murder of Matthew Roth. In July of 2015, Rasheed Murray and Ryan Thompson were allegedly drag racing when Murray lost control of his car […]