Police arrest suspect for Leo Hackett’s murder on Saturday

Police have charged a 67-year-old man with the fatal shooting of 30-year-old Leo Hackett on Saturday. According to WJLA, police are investigating the homicide as a domestic incident. Police responded to the 800 block of 21st, NE, Saturday morning at around 10:45 a.m. and found Hackett with gunshot wounds. Hackett was taken to a hospital […]

Police charge man with murder for Ernest Massenberg-Bey Jr.’s death

Police have arrested a man for the alleged murder of Ernest Massenberg-Bey Jr. last September. John Anthony James, 24, has been charged with second-degree murder while armed and assault with intent to kill for the incident leading to Massenberg-Bey’s death. According to police, two victims were found with gunshot wounds on the night of Sept. […]

Fourth man charged with July 4 murder

Police on Friday announced the arrest of a a fourth man wanted for the murder in a shootout last July 4 that left one man dead and three others injured. Police have charged 24-year-old James Coffield with second-degree murder while armed for Dwayne Dillard’s shooting death. Coffield was indicted by a grand jury on April […]

Police identify Friday’s stabbing victim

The police have identified the victim of Friday’s fatal stabbing as 61-year-old Cheryl Robin Schafer. Schafer’s body was found in her apartment by police responding to a call of a suspicious package. Police said they were investigating the case as a domestic incident, and immediately arrested Charles Elvis Sykes. Sykes, 59, has been charged with […]

Police investigating homicide in Deanwood

Police found Nuru Frenche, 23, suffering from gunshot wounds in the 4900 Block of Just Street, NE on Saturday, April 23. According the Metropolitan Police Department’s press release, Frenche was transported to the hospital in “grave condition.” He was later pronounced dead. Police have not made any arrests yet.  

Murder charges against Dani Hilliard dismissed

The case against Dani Hilliard, the woman charged with the murder of Paul Ivey earlier this month, was dismissed after a judge said on Tuesday there wasn’t enough probable cause to charge her. A grand jury is now tasked with deciding charges against her. Hilliard, 26, was charged with second-degree murder while armed for the […]

Kenneth Eugene Jackson identified as Tuesday morning stabbing victim

Police have identified the adult male that died on Tuesday morning as 27-year old Kenneth Eugene Jackson, of Northwest. At approximately 1:15 Tuesday morning, police responded to a call for a stabbing and found Jackson suffering from a stab wound. Jackson was found in the 1200 block of N. Capitol Street, NW, and was transported […]

Murder suspect pleads for co-defendant, ‘grandson’ to be released

Police arrested a second man for the murder of Matthew Shevlin, who, according to court documents admitted to the murder and pleaded with police to release the first suspect who he raised as his own grandson. Eugene Sherman was arrested on April 24 in connection to the murder of Shevlin, 37. The first suspect, 18-year old David Davalier […]

Murder suspect’s release to halfway house delayed

The release of a woman charged with fatally stabbing her tenant in the neck was delayed while more information about the murder is collected. Tammy Mathis-Lawrence, 41, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed for the death of Ricardo Dasilva, 30. Lawrence was granted release to a halfway house three weeks ago by D.C. […]