Week in Review

This post has been updated to include Sunday’s shooting in Southeast DC.

In Brief:

There were three homicides reported this week:

  • Gerald Sidney Martin was shot and killed Wednesday in Southeast D.C. Martin was found in the 1900 block of Bruce Place, Southeast, at approximately 1:31 p.m., suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • Leon Young, a 22-year-old DC, was found beaten in Shaw mid-day Thursday. An autopsy Friday determined that he died of blunt force trauma. Jeffery Bernard Neal, 21, of Northwest DC, on suspicion of second-degree murder.
  • A triple shooting shortly after midnight Sunday killed 20-year-old Delano Phillips. Two others were injured in the shooting.

Allen Thomas, 28, was presented with a charge of second-degree murder Thursday in connection to the stabbing death of Elike Rahmon Richardson. Richardson, 36, was found by police at the 4400 Block of C Street, Southeast on May 13, suffering from multiple stab wounds. Thomas was arrested Wednesday, and ordered held without bond pending a preliminary hearing June 27.

Demitrich Jones, 16, was presented Thursday with the charge of first-degree murder while armed in connection to the shooting death of Rashard Raigns, 33. According to charging documents, Raigns was shot by another suspect in the case, William Smallwood, who was arrested Tuesday. Raigns was found by police on June 4, in the 1900 Block of Fenwick Street Northwest suffering from a gunshot wound.

William Smallwood, 22, was presented Wednesday with the charge of first-degree murder while armed in connection to the shooting death of Rashard Raigns. According to police, Raigns was killed during a robbery on June 4, in Northwest D.C. Court documents say video police recovered shows three men try to steal a laptop from Raigns. Smallwood is held without bond and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 26.

During a preliminary hearing Monday, Judge Russell Canan found probable cause for the charge of second-degree murder against Tracy Mathis,30, in connection to the shooting death of India Chapple. Police found 26-year-old Chapple suffering from a stab wound to the chest in the the 2500 Block of Pomeroy Road Southeast on April 19, at approximately 2 a.m. Mathis and Chapple had two children together.

Judge Rhonda Winston ruled Thursday that there is substantial probability in the case against Antonio Hester, in connection with the shooting death of Tracy McFadden. On the early morning hours of January 19, 2013, police found 44-year-old McFadden outside a nightclub on the 2700 Block of Georgia Avenue Northwest suffering from six gunshot wounds, including four to his neck.

Antonio Williams was sentenced Friday to four years and two months in prison for the death of Andre McIntyre on March 1, 2014. Emergency personnel found McIntyre bleeding from a head wound and unconscious near the 300 block of Ridge Road Southeast just after midnight. He later died at the hospital. McIntyre pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in April.

Alphonso Cleveland was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison for strangling his wife Claudia Hall, to death, and stabbing her. Hall, 51, was the first homicide victim of this year. She was found dead by police in her apartment at the 300 block of 18th Place Northeast at approximately 2:20 p.m. Cleveland, 52, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in April.

Lester Williams and Marcellus Jackson were sentenced Friday for the shooting death of Jamal Coates on Sept. 28, 2010. Williams was sentenced to 47 years, and Jackson was sentenced to 38 years. The three men, along with Keir Johnson, were convicted of multiple criminal counts including conspiracy, murder, obstruction of justice, assault, and weapons charges.

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