Homicides Increase by 2 in September

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There were 17 homicides in September, 13 percent more than the 15 homicides recorded in August.

Altogether, DC Witness data shows that there were 17 homicides, 20 non-fatal shootings, 2 assaults with intent to kill, and 1 traffic fatality in September. There have been 161 homicides in 2022 as of Sept. 30.

The 17 homicides included 14 shootings, 1 stabbing, and one vehicular homicide.

On Sept. 2, 39-year-old Archie Moore was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, driving under the influence, and reckless driving after a high-speed crash on the 200 block of 51st Street, SE resulted in the death of 60-year-old Rebecca Manley.

D.C. Witness reported that Moore told hospital staff he “did PCP and marijuana.” Officers found marijuana in his car, according to court records.

On Sept. 5, detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department found 63-year-old John Murphy suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital on Sept. 8. 

Police have not made any arrests in this case either.

Of the 20 non-fatal shootings in September, police apprehended five suspects.

On Sept. 30, detectives made an arrest in connection to a domestic incident that occurred on Sept. 29, on the 1200 block of Morse Street, NE. 

According to court documents, the suspects approached the victim at about 10:42 pm, brandishing a handgun, firing at the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

The following day, 22-year-old Alexys Hebron and 22-year-old James Lindsay were arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. 

They are both currently being held at the DC Jail and are scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 4. 

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