Data Shows More Homicides in Ward 6 in January

With a total of 15 homicides in Washington, DC in January, one-third of them occurred in Ward 6. The homicide count is higher than any other Ward in January.

In December, D.C. Witness recorded one homicide in Ward 6. According to D.C. Witness data, there were four shootings and one stabbing in Ward 6, including:

Jimmy Beynum, who succumbed at a local hospital on Jan. 29. The 36 year old was shot on Jan. 23. Stanley Brown was arrested in connection to the murder on Jan. 30. The 27 year old is charged with first-degree murder while armed. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 26.

Anthony Williams, 20, was fatally stabbed on Jan. 26 on the 700 block of 1st Street, NE. Two suspects were charged in connection to the homicide. Angel Moses, 20, is charged with second-degree murder while armed. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 6. Edward Everstine, 29, is charged with accessory after the fact. He is also scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 6.

According to the police, the homicide resulted from a dispute between the victim and the defendant on a metro platform at Union Station.

Malick Cisse

Malick Cisse, who was 18 years old, was fatally shot on Jan. 8 on the 1300 block of 7th Street, NW. A suspect has not been apprehended in the case.

Xavier Tate

Xavier Tate, 26, died from gunshot wounds on Jan. 5 on the 1400 block of 3rd Street, SW. Bratrell Hawkins was arrested in connection to the homicide. The 27 year old is charged with second-degree murder while armed. He is scheduled for a mental observation hearing on March 9.

Anthony Ward

Anthony Ward, 39, died from gunshot wounds on Jan. 4 on the unit block of K Street, NW. A suspect has not been apprehended for his murder.

Out of the 15 homicides, 12 were from gun-related shootings and three were stabbings.

The number of homicide increased from December to January from 10 to 15 homicides, respectively. But, the percentage of gun-related deaths compared to the total number of homicides per month decreased by 10 percent.

Ages for the 15 victims ranged from 18 years old to 60 years old.