Two homicides were reported this week in D.C.:
- Dondre Keenen Dyer, 23, died in a shooting near the 3600 block of Warder Street Northwest, close to Park View Elementary School.
- Former Press Secretary James Brady, 73, who was wounded in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981, died Monday. A medical examiner ruled his death a homicide, caused by the wound sustained in that shooting 33 years ago.
Floyd Neal and Lafeyette Robinson pleaded guilty to armed robbery Tuesday, in a case stemming from the shooting death of Akinwole Olu Williams. Both had been charged first-degree murder and were scheduled for trial next week. Those murder charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement.
At a preliminary hearing Wednesday, a prosecutor argued that Allen Thomas “willingly” returned to a confrontation that left Elike Rahmon Richardson dead, contesting his attorney’s claim that the stabbing was an act of self-defense.
Johnathan Dawkins was sentenced to nine years in prison and five years supervised release Friday for the stabbing death of Dwayne Brisbon. A jury found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter while armed in May.
A judge found substantial probability Friday that Zerrick Brown and Earl Patrick committed a robbery that led to the death of 60-year-old Carlton Coltrane. The men are each suspected of first-degree felony murder.
Jurors began deliberating the case of Raymond Faunteroy, charged with charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Derrick Ragland. Prosecutors argued that the testimony of multiple eyewitnesses proves that Faunteroy killed Ragland, but defense attorneys say those accounts lack credibility.