Damon Sams Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter in Ashley McRae Shooting

Damon Sams of the District pled guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge today in connection with the shooting of Ashley McRae, 21. McRae, also from the District, was found in the backseat of a car with a single gunshot wound to her head and died at George Washington University Hospital last September. Sams, 23, had … Read more →

Damon Sams Pleads “Not Guilty” in Death of Ashley McRae

A Southeast D.C. man accused of killing Columbia Heights 21-year-old Ashley McRae has been indicted by a grand jury on second degree murder charges. McRae was found in the backseat of a car in Southeast D.C. with a gunshot wound to her head early in the morning of Sept. 18. According to press reports and … Read more →

Antonio Valdez Vela

Antonio Valdez Vela, a 22-year-old man from Waldorf, Md., died August 30 after being shot. Vela was found suffering from gunshot wounds by Metro Police responding to a gunshots call at approximately 11:30 p.m. at in the 4400 block of F Street, D.C. Metro Police said. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. On … Read more →

Arrest in Ashley McRae Homicide

Reader Kaai gave an excellent heads up this morning that an arrest has been made in the shooting death of 21-year-old Columbia Heights woman Ashley McRae. “Antonio Sams of Southeast has been arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder. God is Good. She was such a sweet girl. I hope he never sees sun light … Read more →

Damon Antonio Sams

  • Arrested: Sept. 24, 2010
  • Age: 23
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Sept. 18, 2010 death of Ashley McRae.