Darryl Matthews Arrested on Suspicion of Fatal 2012 Stabbing at Taxi Repair Shop

Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force officers arrested a 29-year-old man Tuesday on suspicion of fatally stabbing Hayes Osei Dennis last year.

Darryl Matthews, of Southwest D.C., was taken into custody Tuesday on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed, according to a police statement.

Police responded at about 7 p.m. July 19, 2012 to Q Street Southwest for a report of a shooting. Once there, they found Dennis suffering from a stab wound. Police believe the stabbing came during a robbery at his taxi repair shop in Southwest D.C.

Dennis, 60, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police later released a video showing a black male suspect with braided hair, wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt, black pants and tennis shoes walking through a parking lot.

A press release from the Metropolitan Police Department is below:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today a suspect has been arrested in the fatal stabbing which occurred in the unit block of Q Street, S.W.

On Thursday, July 19, 2012, at approximately 7:01 pm units from the First District responded to the unit block of Q Street, SW in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, they located an adult male who was unconscious and unresponsive suffering from an apparent stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 60 year-old Hayes Osei Dennis of Fort Washington, Maryland.

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at approximately 11:34 am, members from the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 29 year-old Darryl Matthews of Southwest, DC, pursuant to an arrest warrant and charged him with Murder Two while Armed in connection with the homicide of Hayes Osei Dennis.

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