Two homicides were reported this week in D.C.:
- Delonta Lavale Martin, 22, was killed late Sunday evening in a shooting in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue Northeast. Police are looking for a black male with medium complexion, weighing 180-190 pounds, in connection with Martin’s death.
- A shooting in the 200 block of Savannah Street Southeast killed 25-year-old Anthony Williams early Saturday morning.
Police arrested Michael Gayle in Charlotte, North Carolina, in connection with the stabbing death of 31-year-old Eboni Domally. On July 2, MPD announced Gayle was considered a suspect in Domally’s death and asked for the public’s help to find him.
MPD has released a footage of a person of interest in the investigation of shooting death of Gold Corner Market owner James Oh. Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man seen by the store’s surveillance camera approximately two hours before the shooting.
Jurors began deliberating the case against Bernard Fleming and Joseph Peoples for the shooting death of Michael Jones. Before deliberations began, prosecutors dropped first-degree murder charges against the men.
Prosecutors agreed to dismiss charges against DeAndre Shaheed in exchange for his guilty plea to second-degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting death of Akinwole Olu Williams. Under the agreement, Shaheed is expected to be sentenced to 12 to 24 years in prison for the second-degree murder charge.
Shaheed’s former codefendants Floyd Neal and Lafeyette Robinson rejected plea offers Friday in connection with the shooting death of Akinwole Olu Williams. Prosecutors would have dropped Neal’s eleven charges and Robinson’s eight charges in exchange for Robinson’s guilty plea to conspiracy to commit armed robbery and Neal’s guilty plea to conspiracy to commit armed robbery and possession of a rifle.
The case against Robert Crowder was dismissed Friday when Judge Rhonda Winston granted prosecutors’ request to dismiss his charge. He had been held for more than nine months on suspicion of first-degree felony murder in connection with the stabbing death of 19-year-old Kelvin Jamal Willis.
Judge John Ramsey Johnson found probable cause Friday in the case against Lawrence Wilkerson in connection with the shooting death of Rhett Gelb. Police arrested Wilkerson after a witness who has since pleaded guilty in connection with Gelb’s death identified Wilkerson as the shooter.