A woman stabbed to death in a Trinidad alley Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 42-year-old Alicia Wheeler, the Washington Post reports. Claude Kinney, 48, has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed, but has not yet been presented with the charge.
Read MPD’s press release after the jump.
September 14, 2011
Arrest Made in the Homicide of Alicia Wheeler
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing of Alicia Wheeler.
On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at approximately 3:09 pm, an officer from the Fifth District was flagged down in the 1200 block of Neal Street, NE to investigate the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, the officer observed a female suffering from multiple lacerations to her body. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent was identified as 42 year-old Alicia Wheeler of Northeast, DC.
The Metropolitian Police Departments 5th District Officers apprehended the suspect, identified as 48-year-old Claude Kinney of Northeast DC, in the 2300 block of New York Avenue, NE, and he was charged with First Degree Murder While Armed.