Two men stabbed Saturday evening

Two men were stabbed, one fatally, on Saturday night. Police responded to the 800 block of Xenia St., SE at around 7:45 and found two men suffering from apparent stab wounds. Both men were taken to the hospital, where one victim, identified as Anthony Graham, died from his injuries. The other man was admitted in […]

Man found fatally shot in alley Wednesday

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old man. Balmore Mauricio Fuentes, of Maryland, was found suffering in an alley Wednesday afternoon from an apparent gunshot wound. Fuentes was taken to a hospital for treatment where he died from his injuries. Police have not yet released any suspect information.  

Month in Review: July

There were twelve homicides in the month of July, and three cases were put to rest with a guilty verdict or plea. Though there were the same number of homicides in July of 2017 as last July, there have been less homicides as compared to this time last year. There have been seventy-one homicides compared […]

The timing of a guilty verdict

In the two-and-a-half years that D.C. Witness has been tracking homicides, there have only been five jury trials resulting in a guilty verdict. This summer saw a lot of cases put to rest, as it takes months to years for cases to go to trial. Out of the two-hundred plus suspects that have been charged […]

Phillip McDaniel held on murder charge

The man initially charged with assault with intent to kill after a 17-year-old was wounded by a stray bullet is now being charged with murder after the teen succumbed to her injuries. Phillip Carlos McDaniel was arrested and charged for fatally shooting Jamahri Sydnor, but police believe other people may have been involved. McDaniel was already […]

Police charge man with Daniel Parker’s murder

Police have announced the arrest of a man charged with a July murder. DeWayne Shorter Jr. was charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Daniel Shelton Parker last month. Parker, 38, was found in the 2000 block of Fairlawn Ave. SE, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. […]

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 […]