A 20-year-old Southeast D.C. man known to friends as “Fonnie Fee” was stabbed to death Tuesday night near Fort Stanton Park, MPD confirmed this afternoon.
Officers responded to a 911 call in the 2300 block of Ainger Place SE at about 10:00 p.m. and found Alphonzo Epps stabbed, said Spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump. Peaceaholics co-founder Ron Moten said, and Crump confirmed, that Epps was taken to a local hospital where he died.
Epps would have turned 21 in July. No arrests have been made and Crump said the homicide is under investigation.
Friends have spent the day remembering the slain man in comments such as these (after the jump) online.
Homicide: 2300 Block of Ainger Place, SE
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing which occurred in the 2300 block of Ainger Place, SE.
On Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at approximately 10:00 pm, units from the Seventh District responded to the 2300 block of Ainger Place, SE to investigate a disorderly call. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male victim who was unconscious, unresponsive, and suffering from an apparent stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Services Personnel responded and transported the victim to a local area hospital. At 10:45 pm the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 20 year-old Alphonzo Epps of Northeast, Washington, DC.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.