Week in Review

Five people were killed in D.C. this week, bringing this year’s total homicide count to 51. June and July have been the deadliest months thus far with 12 and 11 homicides, respectively.

  • Anthony Chase and Eric Leeper were shot and killed in Southeast D.C. Both men were found shot on Ridge Road SE around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Siblings Jamie and Jamal Jenkins were gunned down around 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the 5300 block of East Capitol Street Northeast.
  • The identity of a male victim who was shot early Saturday morning remains withheld pending family notification. The victim was found dead in the 1100 block of First Place Northwest.

Judge John Ramsey Johnson found probable cause Monday that Asia Moore stabbed and killed 23-year-old Marvin Harvey. Moore, though, has been released from jail on a personal promise to attend all scheduled court hearings.

A judge found probable cause to believe that Don Demichie Page Jr. participated in the shooting death of 28-year-old Quentin Lavar White. Page remains held pending a preliminary hearing.

Judge Ronna Beck found substantial probability that Kevin Brown participated in the shooting death of 19-year-old James Edward Dean.

A medical examiner determined the death of Rayshawn Hailstock to be a homicide. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said detectives are still “investigating the circumstances of the case and will present the facts to the [United States Attorney’s Office].”

Eric Jerome Payne was sentenced Friday to four years in prison in connection with the death of Charles Hicks. Payne apologized for his actions.

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