Homicides Rise in January

The homicide count in DC rose by 38 percent with a majority of the homicides resulting from gun-related incident.

There were 18 homicides in January with 15 of those homicides resulting from shootings.

The ward with the most homicides in January was Ward 8, which showed a 100% increase in from December with 8 homicides.

In addition to the fatal shootings in January, there were also two deaths related to trauma and one strangulation. One of the homicides involved domestic violence.

Police arrested nine suspects in connection to the homicides, including:

Police are still looking for 36-year-old Jonathan Young who allegedly shot 22-year-old Dewayne Shorter, III on the 1300 block of Brentwood Road, NE on Jan. 26.