Police investigating death of homeless man

UPDATE: Police have identified the man killed as Joel Johnson. 

Police are investigating the homicide of a homeless man, who was found fatally injured Friday night under a portico in a courtyard of the St. Luke’s Mission Center in Washington’s Glover Park neighborhood.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, on June 19, at approximately 10:00 pm, police received a call for an unconscious person in the 3600 block of Calvert Street, NW. Upon arrival, they found Johnson unconscious. Despite lifesaving attempts at the scene, Johnson succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the Washington Post, D.C. police initially described the incident as a stabbing but in a statement issued later Saturday said only that Johnson was found unconscious and “suffering from visible injuries.”

 

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