Howard Venable Jr. Identified as Victim in NW DC Fatal Stabbing

A stabbing in Northwest DC Saturday evening has killed a 68-year-old man who was found unconscious inside a home in the 1600 block of Fuller Street.

MPD identified the man Sunday afternoon as Howard Venable Jr.

A press release from MPD is after the jump.

February 3, 2013

Homicide: 1600 Block of Fuller Street, NW

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing which occurred in the 1600 block of Fuller Street, NW.

On Saturday, February 2, 2013, at approximately 6:48 pm, units from the Third District responded to the 1600 block of Fuller Street, NW for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located an adult male lying on the floor inside a residence suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy.

The decedent is identified as 68-year-old Howard Venable, Jr. of Northwest, Washington, DC.

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. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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