Arrests Made in Nearly Half of September Homicides

The District of Columbia saw an uptick in homicides throughout the month of September. As of Oct. 16, the Metropolitan Police Department has made arrests in nearly half of the cases.

September had 20 homicides, which was more than a 100 percent increase from the eight homicides recorded in August, according to D.C. Witness data. MPD made arrests in eight of the 20 cases.

Homicides in September

Nearly an hour into the start of September, 28-year-old Carl Day-Baker was fatally shot on the 1500 block of T Street, SE. Four days later, Timothy Gibson was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed in connection to Day-Baker’s death. Gibson, 27, is scheduled for a felony status conference on Oct. 25.

Day-Baker was the first of 15 people to have a gun-related death in the month of September.

On Sept. 9, Metropolitan Police Department officers found 18-year-old Taquan Pinkney suffering from a gunshot wound on the 2800 block of Stanton Road, SE.

Taquan Pinkney

Elijah Jarmon was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed for Pinkney’s death. Jarmon, 17, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 19. A 15-year-old unidentified male was also arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed for Pinkney’s death. As of Oct. 16, the unidentified individual has not been charged as an adult.

Hours after the police found Pinkney, officers found Israel Gomez, 37, suffering from a stab wound on the 3100 block of 16th Street, NW. Police arrested and charged 44-year-old Policarpo Casarrubias-Rodriguez with first-degree murder while armed. He is scheduled for a felony status conference on Nov. 9.

Abdual Giles

On Sept. 10, 27-year-old Abdual Giles was fatally shot on the 800 block of Chesapeake Street, SE.

Two days later, officers responded to the 1500 block of 18th Street, SE on reports of a car crash and found a car on fire and people trapped inside. Keisha Whitaker, 37, was in the passenger’s seat.

Police arrested and charged 56-year-old Andre Gray with second-degree murder in connection to Whitaker’s death. Gray is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Dec.14.

On Sept. 14, 6-month-old Brooklynn Zakiyaa Hill-Davis succumbed to burn complications stemming from an incident on the 1900 block of Valley Terrace, SE on Sept. 5. Police arrested and charged Hill-Davis’ father, Bobby Reginald Davis, Jr., with first-degree murder while armed in connection to Hill-Davis’ death. Davis, 21, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 25.

Wendy Karina Martinez

On Sept. 18,  Wendy Karina Martinez, 35, was fatally stabbed on the 1400 block of 11th Street, NW. Two days later, Anthony Crawford was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection to Martinez’s death. Crawford, 23, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 8.

Kajuan Deris Young

During the morning of Sept. 21, Kajuan Deris Young, 27, was fatally shot on the 900 block of 3rd Street, SW.

Terrell Butler

Hours later, officers responded to the 5100 block of F Street, SE and found two individuals suffering from gunshot wounds. Both individuals were brought to a nearby hospital, where Terrell Butler, 41, succumbed to his injuries. The second individual sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The following day, police arrived on the 1600 block of Euclid Street, NW and found 37-year-old James Thomas Dunn suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers also found another individual suffering from non-life threatening injuries.

Juan Dwayne Jackson

Nearly 20 minutes into the start of Sept. 23, police found 45-year-old Juan Dwayne Jackson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace, SE.

Ervin Eugene Watkin

An hour later, Ervin Eugene Watkins, 28, was fatally shot on the 400 block of Howard Road, SE. Terrell Anthony Stephenson was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection to Watkins’ death. Stephenson, 26, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 24.

Approximately three hours after Watkins was killed, police found 42-year-old William Hayworth suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on 3400 block of 22nd Street, SE. Hayworth was pronounced dead on the scene.

On Sept. 24, 64-year-old Thomas Hendricks Hollowell was riding a bicycle on the 1200 block of Constitution Avenue, NW when he was fatally struck by a dark-colored car that ran a red light. The driver did not stop.

Thomas Hollowell

Police arrested and charged Phillip Peoples with second-degree murder in connection to Hollowell’s death. During his presentment in DC Superior Courts Oct. 13, a prosecutor said that Peoples, 20, has five prior traffic violations in Maryland. Peoples was held without bond for various reasons, including his prior violations, the fact that he fled the scene and lying to police during the investigation. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 23.

Later that same day, Damon Dickens, 23, was fatally shot on the 2500 block of Bowen Road, SE. Jamal Blocker was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed. Blocker, 17, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 23.

Marquiawn Williams

Nearly four hours later, police found 25-year-old Marquiawn Williams suffering from

Suspect in Marquiawn Williams’ case

multiple gunshot wounds on the 1800 block of Benning Road, NE. Police are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect in connection to Williams’ case.

Ervin Aull

Two hours later, 47-year-old Ervin Aull was fatally shot on the 2300 block of 14th Street, NE.

On Sept. 25, police found Anthony Daniel Lawson, 24, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the 6200 block of Eastern Avenue, NE.

On Sept. 29, police found 28-year-old Henry Isaacs suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the 1600 block of U Street, SE.

Henry Isaacs

Wilbert Brooks

Nearly ten minutes into the last day of September, Wilbert Brooks, 27, was found fatally shot on the 1500 block of Benning Road, NE on Sept. 30.

 

 

Editor’s note: The story was updated to reflect the addition of a vehicular homicide that occurred on Sept. 12.

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