Probable Cause Found in Case Against Carlton Hammond

A judge found probable cause Monday to hold Carlton Hammond for the stabbing death of Kenneth Young Jr.

On October 3 around 5:30 p.m., police found Young on the 3400 block of 14th Street, Northwest suffering from four stab wounds to his upper chest, charging documents state. Young died in a local hospital less than one hour later.

Hammond was arrested three weeks later on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection with Young’s death.

Police obtained surveillance video from the scene of the murder. According to charging documents, the video shows a physical altercation between the two men before Hammond swings at Young. Footage from a second camera shows Hammond chasing Young, who appears to be wounded, according to court documents.

Police spoke with three separate witnesses, all of whom identified Hammond in photographs. One of the witnesses was shown a still photograph from the video footage that was taken immediately before the stabbing. The photo depicted a group of people standing in front of a residence on the 3400 block of 14th Street.

Documents say that man the witness identified as Hammond was the same person attacking Young moments later.

You got the right person. Please do your job,” another witness told police after identifying Hammond in a photograph.

Hammond is scheduled for a felony status conference before Judge Canon on January 6 at 9:30 a.m.

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