June Homicides Decreases by 30 Percent from May

D.C. Witness data shows an approximately 30 percent decrease in homicides in June from the previous month. 

There were 19 homicides in June, down from the 27 homicides recorded in May.

Jospeh Fox, 28, was sentenced to 21-years in prison on June 17 for the murder of his 27-year-old pregnant girlfriend.

Fox was arrested and indicted on one count of second-degree murder while armed and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon for the murder of Sierra Johnson.

According to court documents, Johnson and Fox had an on-and-off relationship since 2014, including a domestic violence incident in 2017. The two reconnected on the night of Johnson’s death, with Fox sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle when Johnson was shot.

According to court documents, Johnson was four months pregnant.

A Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer found Johnson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in her vehicle parked on the 2500 block of Georgia Avenue, NW on Jan. 19. Her two young children were in the backseat of the car.

After taking into consideration the arguments from both sides and the family’s victim impact statements, DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee sentenced Fox to 21-years in prison with five years of supervised release. Fox will also have to attend mental health treatment and register as a gun offender.