Malik Bilal | Homicide Watch DC news about Malik Bilalen-usMon, 04 Aug 2014 15:28:12 -0400Probable Cause Found Against Malik Bilal in Alonzo Beasley Stabbing<p>A judge found probable cause that <a href="">Malik Bilal</a> stabbed <a href="">Alonzo Beasley</a> to death on July 6 after Beasley got too close to Bilal's truck. </p> <p>Assistant U.S Attorney George Pace argued Bilal's actions were completely unprovoked, and requested Bilal remain in custody. Judge Jennifer Anderson agreed and ordered Bilal held until his next hearing. </p> <p>Four witnesses saw the stabbing, although only one saw a knife, Detective Hosam Nasr testified Monday. The other witnesses simply thought the attacker was punching Beasley.<br /> <span id="more-24218"></span></p> <p>Defense attorney Gabriel Diaz argued that because only one witness identified Bilal by photograph, and the other witnesses thought the altercation was a fist fight, it should be difficult to find probable cause.</p> <p>In addition, one witness said the assailant was 5-foot-10, significantly shorter than Bilal's actual height of 6-foot-3, and another selected a photo other than Bilal's from a photo array when police asked the witness to identify the attacker, Diaz said. </p> <p>Two other witnesses only identified the attacker as "Mo," a nickname police say refers to Bilal. </p> <p>Nasr testified that police found possible bloodstains on the basement wall of a house connected to Bilal and in a truck Bilal owned, but were unable to find a knife at the crime scene that could be connected to the stabbing. Nasr said he could not remember if police found a knife at the house with the possible bloodstains. </p> <p>In court Monday, Nasr said that Bilal tried to solicit a fellow inmate to kill one of the witnesses in the case, and Pace added during the hearing he was worried about the witness' safety. </p> <p>Judge Anderson called this a "troubling fact," but said she had not seen enough information regarding the accusation to take it into consideration. </p> <p>Bilal is scheduled for a felony status conference on October 10 at 10 a.m. before Judge John Ramsey Johnson. </p> Timothy RyanMon, 04 Aug 2014 15:28:12 -0400 Gregory BeasleyMalik BilalMalik Bilal Held in Connection with the Stabbing Death of Alonzo Beasley<p><a href="">Malik Bilal</a>, 38, was held Wednesday on <a href="">suspicion of second-degree murder while armed</a> in connection to the stabbing death of <a href="">Alonzo Gregory Beasley</a>.</p> <p>On June 6, 52-year-old Beasley was found suffering from visible stab wounds at 22nd and I Street Northeast. According to an autopsy, Beasley was stabbed six times, including once to the left neck.</p> <p>Charging documents in the case state that a witness to the stabbing told police that Beasley and Bilal had been arguing for the past two days when, on June 6, they and others returned from a day of work at a construction site.<br /> <span id="more-23776"></span></p> <p>Bilal told Beasley to "leave me alone," as he took a piece of equipment from his truck, the witness told police. The witness said they then saw Beasley getting something from a cooler in the back of Bilal's truck, documents state.</p> <p>"Don't touch my truck," Bilal yelled before he swung on Beasley, the witness told police.</p> <p>According to the witness, this ignited a physical confrontation in the middle of the street, which caused Beasley to fall down, charging documents say. The witness told police it didn't see a knife and that it appeared Beasley and Bilal were fist-fighting, documents state.</p> <p>Another witness heard shouting and Bilal say repeatedly, "I told you don't touch my truck," while hitting Beasley, documents say. </p> <p>The witness told police that Beasley was trying to run across the street and repeatedly said he was sorry, according to the documents.</p> <p>A third witness, who said he called 911 for help after seeing that Beasley was injured, told police that Bilal went to his truck and that he had a knife in his hand, according to charging documents. The witness described the knife as a "pocket knife with a silver blade," documents state. </p> <p>Charging documents say Bilal told another witness he was "scared."</p> <p>Bilal is scheduled for a preliminary hearing August 4 at 9:30 before Judge John Ramsey Johnson.</p> <p>A copy of the charging documents is below.</p> <script src=''></script> <script> DV.load('', { width: 500, height: 600, sidebar: false, text: true, pdf: true, container: '#DV-viewer-1214292-malik-bilal-criminal-complaint' }); </script> Imari WilliamsWed, 09 Jul 2014 21:47:50 -0400 Gregory BeasleyMalik BilalMalik Bilal Arrested in Stabbing Death of Alonzo Gregory Beasley<p>A 38-year-old Northeast DC man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the death of <a href="">Alonzo Gregory Beasley</a>.</p> <p>Police identified him as <a href="">Malik Bilal</a> and said he's suspected of second-degree murder while armed. </p> <p>A press release from MPD is after the jump.<br /> <span id="more-23764"></span></p> <blockquote><p>July 8, 2014<br /> Arrest Made in Homicide at 22nd and I Streets, NE</p> <p>(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred at 22nd and I Streets, NE.</p> <p>On Sunday, July 6, 2014, at approximately 3:33 pm officers from the Fifth District responded to a call for a stabbing at 22nd and I Streets NE. Upon their arrival, an adult male was located suffering from stab wounds to the body. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The decedent’s remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.</p> <p>The decedent has been identified as 52-year-old Alonzo Gregory Beasley.</p> <p>On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at approximately 1:25 pm, pursuant to an arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 38-year-old Malik Bilal of Northeast, DC. He has been charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed in the death of Alonzo Gregory Beasley</p></blockquote> Laura AmicoTue, 08 Jul 2014 20:40:38 -0400 Gregory BeasleyMalik Bilal