Juvenile Among 26 Homicide Suspects in July

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D.C. Witness tallied 26 homicides and 19 non-fatal shootings in July.  All in all, there were sixty victims in these incidents including two that were stabbed to death. 

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), according to D.C. Witness data, arrested six suspects allegedly involved in six of these homicides and 11 of the non-fatal shootings. 

In one case, a 14-year-old has been charged with felony murder while armed of a construction worker, 34-year-old Rafael Adolfo Gomez, on the 2200 block of 6th Street, NW, near Howard University on July 13.

There was a mass shooting on July 5 in which nine people including two juveniles were injured.  While no one died in the attack, the victims were sent to area hospitals where they were treated and released.  

On July 1 there was a double-shooting on the 500 block of Parkland Place, SE, that claimed the life of 40-year-old Michael Cary, and left another man hospitalized. The MPD is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction in the matter.

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