February Homicide Count Decreases from January, but Still High

Even though the month was only 29 days long, the total number of homicides that occurred in February in the District of Columbia exceeded the total amount of homicides in December of 2020.

According to D.C. Witness data, there were 15 homicides in February, three less than the total count in January, but two more than the total count for December 2020.

Data shows that 73% of the homicides in February resulted from gun violence.

The ward that saw the most amount of homicides was Ward 7 was nearly 50 percent of the homicides for the month. In January, Ward 7 accounted for two homicides.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Department arrested five suspect for homicides in February. The suspects include:

  • Ronald Donnel Miller, 41, who is charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly stabbing 28-year-old Tiffany Hardy on the 1600 block of E Street, NE on Feb. 8.
  • Keith Hudson, 35, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 30-year-old Isaiah Glover on the 4100 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE on Feb. 6.
  • Aaron Smith, 24, is charged with second-degree murder while armed for his alleged involvement in the death of his father 60-year-old Edward Smith on the 2100 block of 36thPlace, SE on Feb. 12.
  • John Woods, 66, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for his alleged involvement in the death of 60-year-old Geno Freeman on the 6000 block of Chillum Place, NE on Feb. 19.
  • Joshua Young, 21, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly stabbing 50-year-old Walter Lee Rogers on the 3900 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE on Feb. 21.