Document: Homicides in DC

The Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating four homicides that occurred from Oct. 6-9.

According to press releases, On Oct. 9, two people were shot on the1600 block of Montana Avenue, NE. Robert Merritt, 26, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The woman is in a critical but stable condition.

Two days before, 30-year-old Jean-Claude Jackson was fatally stabbed on the 1300 block of Good Hope Road, SE. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

On Oct. 6, police located 21-year-old Avery Anderson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the 4600 block of Benning Road, SE. He died on the scene. Officers also located 26 year-old Marquis Jones suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE.He also died on the scene. The two cases are not related.

Police have not made any arrests in the cases.

Even though police were not able to arrest any suspect for homicides that occurred since Saturday, officers did arrest a suspect Oct. 5 for the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Walter Leon Baylor on the 300 block of 15th Street, NE earlier that same day.

Police charged 25-year-old Rodney Wayne Kinard with second-degree murder while armed. Kinard is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 22.