Three homicides were reported this week in D.C.:
- Ronnie Scharrod Edon, 19, was killed in a shooting in the 2600 block of Birney Place Southwest early Tuesday morning, according to MPD.
- Ricky Kelly, 29, was killed in a shooting Friday morning in the 100 block of Ivanhoe Street Southwest, MPD announced. Gregory Smithwick and Dominique Holmes were arrested in connection with his death.
- On Friday morning, 38-year-old Breond Keys was found inside an establishment with multiple gunshot wounds in the 1400 block of Good Hope Road Southeast. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to MPD.
Jurors heard opening arguments in the murder trial against Demonta Chappell in the October 2012 shooting death of Stevann Moorer. Prosecutors said that Chappell and Moorer were walking so close that others may have thought they were walking together that night.
Judge John Ramsey Johnson found probable cause to continue holding Mark Kenyatta Bowser Jr. in connection with the stabbing death of Tracy Womack. Detective Marvin Washington testified that Bowser made a sexual advance toward a witness before entering Womack’s bedroom and stabbing her over 40 times.
Don Demichie Page Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder while armed for the shooting death of Quentin Lavar White. In exchange for his plea, prosecutor agreed to seek a sentence of 12 to 15 years in prison.