Trial date set in murder case against Michael ‘Melvin’ Lee

The two week trial for the case against Michael “Melvin” Lee has been scheduled for November. Lee was arrested on Nov. 20 of last year and has been charged with second-degree murder while armed for the fatal shooting of Kevontae Jones, which occurred on Nov. 19 in the 100 block of Danbury Street, SW. In court, […]

18-year-old girl fatally stabbed at a bus stop

An 18-year-old girl was fatally stabbed at a bus stop on the 4800 block of Benning Road, SE. According to the Metropolitan Police Department press release, a patrol officer witnessed a fight between two girls at the bus stop on March 22. The officer stopped the fight, but not before one girl stabbed the other. The victim, later identified as […]

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 […]

15-year old boy fatally shot at Deanwood Metro

Davonte Washington, 15, was fatally shot on the Deanwood metro station platform Saturday. According to NBC Washington,the 15-year-old was on his way to get a haircut with his mother and two sisters on Saturday when a man approached and shot him. Police arrived at the scene around 4 p.m. and Washington was transported to the […]

Paul Swann charged with murder of Adam Barker

Police have announced the arrest of Paul Swann for the alleged murder of Adam Edwin Barker earlier this month. Swann, 24, was charged with second-degree murder while armed. According to police, Barker of Southwest was found with injuries at around 4:20 p.m. on February 29. Barker died from his injuries on March 1, and later […]

Community members call for attention on murders in Southeast

After the second murder at the same bus stop in less than a year, community leaders in the area are calling for more attention to be paid to the violence in that area. Paul Trantham, a member of the advisory neighborhood commission, said he wants to raise awareness on the growing issue of violence in […]

Police searching for suspect in fatal shooting of Ivy Smith

Police are searching for a car and a suspect seen in the car in connection with Ivy Smith’s homicide earlier this month. Smith was fatally shot in the 2800 block of Alabama Ave. SE, on March 6. The police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the vehicle and suspect of interest in the […]