In Crime News:
A woman killed in Northeast DC last week was identified as Elaine Coleman, 47. Friends said she worked at a local grocery store.
A man killed in Northeast DC last week was identified as Steven Curtis Moore, 36.
Delvon Javis Shearin, 35, was fatally shot in Southeast DC Saturday morning.
Stephon Emmanuel Way, 24, was fatally shot in Northeast DC, also Saturday morning. A 16-year-old girl who was with him was wounded in the shooting.
In Court News:
Jewell Washington was released from custody; she had been held since October on suspicion of killing her half-brother, Mark Goldring, during an argument at their father’s Northeast DC home. The case is pending a grand jury indictment.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says it won’t press charges in the death of Army veteran Patrick Casey who died after a fight outside a McDonald’s near Dupont Circle. Police are calling it a “justifiable homicide by citizen.”
Seven DC men were indicted with a series of gang, weapons, drugs, and violent crimes reported to have taken place in Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan and the U Street corridor since 2006. Among those crimes are three homicides, including that of Jamal Coates, who was killed while leaving a friend’s funeral in the U Street corridor last year. Councilman Jim Graham, said the indictment is a “huge breakthrough in breaking up one of the most violent gang wars in Ward One.” Two of the men named in the indictment— Keir Johnson and Marcellus Jackson — remained at large Friday; Judge Thomas Motley urged them to turn themselves in to authorities. He told a lawyer representing Jackson that the warrants are “not an invitation.”
Kwan Kearney was found guilty of first-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Joseph Alonzo Sharps Jr. The trial began Monday. A verdict was reached by noon, Friday. Kearney was also found guilty on all other seven counts in the indictment, including assault with intent to kill.
Rashad Slye, who is suspected of first-degree murder in the October shooting of cab driver Domingo Ezirike, was ordered held after Judge Gerald Fisher found substantial probability that he is responsible for the man’s shooting death.