Week in Review

In crime news:

Wyatt Earp Robinson was shot to death last Sunday on Minnesota Avenue in Northeast D.C. Ricardo Mitchell was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed in connection with the case. At his first court appearance this week, Mitchell was ordered held pending a preliminary hearing. Fox5 reported that Mitchell’s girlfriend, a DC police officer, witnessed the shooting and may face charges for not taking action and lying to investigators about what she saw.

Leonard Bigelow was shot to death in Northeast D.C. Friday night; Brandon Andrews was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the case. Authorities said the shooting took place during a domestic disagreement.

Karen Johnson was fatally stabbed in Northeast Saturday night; Stephanie Lawson was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the case.

MPD is searching for Irving Harris Johnson, who they say is wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of Domonique Barber and Jimmie Lee Simmons.

In courts news:

Sergio Waynes was arrested by MPD on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed in the shooting deaths of D’Angelo Thompson and Rashid Paul. The US Attorney’s Office, however, has not filed charges in the case.

Kwan Kearney and Jeremy Risper pleaded innocent in the shooting death of Jamal Wilson. Wilson was killed Nov. 14 in Northwest DC. A jury trial is scheduled in the case for March 12.

A juvenile suspected in the Aug. 17 shooting of Osman Al-Akbar was ordered held pending trial. The next scheduled court date in the case is Sept. 29.

Ronald Pickett pleaded innocent in the fatal shooting of his fiance, Vanessa McGee. A trial date was set for June 18.

Gary Dickens and Antwarn “Tony” Fenner were convicted of killing a man they believed had killed one of their family members.

Carl Purvis and Timothy Foreman were each sentenced to a 13-year-sentence after pleading guilty to a charge of manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of Gregory Joyner in Southwest DC in November.

Patricia Cave pleaded innocent to fatally stabbing her boyfriend, Lamont Warren, in what investigators believe was a domestic argument. A trial date of Feb. 21 has been set.

In a preliminary hearing, James Fields was ordered held on substantial probability that he fatally shot Christopher Freeman on Aug. 5.

Terrance McNeal was ordered held at least until his next court appearance when substantial probability was found in the case against him. McNeal is suspected of killing Charles Hicks in a stabbing on June 19.

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