Arrest in Georgia Ave. Stabbing Death of Candance Reed

A Northeast DC man has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of Candance Reed on Georgia Avenue Northwest early last Friday morning.

The suspect, identified by police as 36-year-old Michael Anthony Coleman of Northeast DC, was arrested shortly before noon Thursday. He did not appear at DC Superior Court to be presented with the charge Thursday.

Reed was found stabbed in the 5300 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest at about 2:16 a.m. Friday. She was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

A press release from MPD is after the jump.

November 21, 2013

Arrest Made in Homicide: 5300 Block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing which occurred in the 5300 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.

On Friday, November 15, 2013 at approximately 2:16 am, police officers from the Fourth District responded to the 5300 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest for the report of a traffic accident. Upon their arrival, they located an unconscious adult female suffering from an apparent stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The victim was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy.

The decedent is identified as 40 year-old Candance Reed of Northwest, Washington, DC.

On Thursday, November 21, 2013, at approximately 11:50 am, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 36 year-old Michael Anthony Coleman of Northeast, Washington, D.C. He was charged with Murder Two while Armed in connection to the homicide of Candance Reed.

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