Man killed Wednesday identified as Matheno El

Police have identified the man killed Wednesday as 25-year-old Matheno El. Police responded to a report of a “man down” in the 800 block of Bladensburg Rd. in Northeast D.C. at around 10 p.m. Wednesday night. El was found unconscious and unresponsive. He was declared dead at a nearby hospital. Police are still investigating and […]

Tammy Mathis-Lawrence pleads guilty in Ricardo Dasilva murder case

The suspect charged with the stabbing death of 30-year-old Ricardo Dasilva pleaded guilty today to voluntary manslaughter as part of a plea deal. Tammy Mathis-Lawrence, 42, waived her right to a preliminary hearing and a trial relating to the January 23 homicide. The murder took place in the 2800 block of Douglass Place, SE a little […]

Status hearing date set for Antonio Brown

Superior Court Judge Jose Lopez scheduled a status hearing date for Antonio Brown, charged with the alleged murder of Charles Antonio Welch. Although it was announced in court that the grand jury voted to return an indictment, the government was not prepared to go forward with the arraignment and was rescheduled for June 30. Lopez scheduled […]

Dujuan Garris trial scheduled to begin July 6

A trial for the case against Dujuan Garris, charged with the murder of James Anderson last February has been scheduled for Friday. During Garris’ status hearing last week, the prosecution discussed evidence they propose to use in the trial set to begin July 6. Garris has been held without bail since he was first charged with Anderson’s […]

Gary Proctor’s defense requests DNA testing

The attorney for the man charged with Jerome Diggs’ murder last July requested the testing of DNA evidence from the crime scene. Gary Proctor has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing Diggs. Cartridge casings, bullets, pillows and blankets used to stop bleeding, the victim’s clothing, and cell phones were all found […]

Eugene Sherman and Joseph Jennings waive right to preliminary hearing

Eugene Sherman and Joseph Jennings waived their rights to a preliminary hearing in the case against them for the alleged murder of Matthew Shevlin. Another suspect in this homicide, David Harvey will appear in court Thursday. Sherman, 53, Jennings, 35, and Harvey, 18, have all been charged with first-degree murder while armed in the January 22 shooting […]

Westley Blackwell found dead inside car Sunday morning

Westley Blackwell, 38, died on Sunday after he was found shot inside a car. Police found Blackwell in the 1200 block of Valley Ave, SE, early Sunday morning. He was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead later the same day. Police believe the shooting occurred in the 900 block of Wahler Place, SE, at […]

GPS tracking places suspect at scene of Jarell Walker’s murder

Police have arrested and charged Hakeem Burroughs with the murder of Jarell Walker earlier this month. Surveillance footage, two witness accounts, and GPS monitoring all aided in the charges brought against Burroughs, according to charging documents. A little before midnight on June 2, police found Walker suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside an apartment building at […]

Police charge second man with murder of Dimas Fuentes-Lazo

Police have arrested and charged a man with the murder of Dimas Fuentes-Lazo this April. Christian Romero, 23, has been charged with second-degree murder while armed for the fatal stabbing of Fuentes-Lazo. Romero has not yet been presented in court. Last month, police announced the arrest of Francisco Daniel Ayala, also 23, for Fuentes-Lazo’s death, but […]