February Homicide Count Down by 17% from January

A total of ten homicides occurred during the month of February, all of which were shootings.

February homicides decreased by approximately 17 percent from the month before. There were 12 homicides in January.

Of the 10 incidents that occurred in February, the Metropolitan Police Department arrested two suspects.

Police arrested Ronnie Thorne, 33, on March 3. She is charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Miana Tanisha Luckett, 34, on the 1500 block of North Capitol Street, NE.

According to court documents, surveillance video captured Thorne in an alleged dispute with the female victim. Several witnesses also identified the suspect as well.

The victim suffered from one gunshot wound to the chest, which injured her heart and left lung, according to an autopsy report by the Chief Office of the Medical Examiner of the District of Columbia.

Thorne is pending a preliminary hearing. Her next hearing is scheduled for March 24. She is being held without bail.

Police apprehended another homicide suspect on Feb. 5 for a domestic violence related homicide. Gregory Johnson, 30, allegedly stabbed 32-year-old Passion Pleasant on Southbound 295 near East Capitol Street, SE earlier that same day.

Johnson, who was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in 2020. He was released under the High Intensity Supervision Program on GPS monitoring in September of 2020. The assault case is pending a grand jury, according to DC Courts.

Johnson’s next hearing, in the homicide case, is scheduled for March 22.