Monthly Recap: January Homicides Decrease from Month Before

There was a 36 percent increase in homicides from December of 2019 to January.

In January of 2020 there were 15 homicides in the District. In January of 2019 there had been 19 homicides.

There were 14 males and one female killed in January. According to D.C. Witness data, all of the victims were between the ages of 18 and 60, spanning four separate generations.

Twelve of the homicides resulted from gun violence while three murders resulted from stabbings.

Charles Robinson

The first murder of the month was 60 year-old Charles Robinson, a resident of Southeast, DC, who suffered from multiple gunshot wounds inside a residence on the 2000 block of 19th Place, SE on Jan. 4. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anthony Ward

On the same day, 39 year-old Anthony Ward, a resident of Northwest, DC, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the Unit Block of K Street, Northwest. He was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Dy’Mani Priestly

One day later, 22-year-old Dy’Mani Priestley was found stabbed to death on the 1200 block of U Street, NW. MPD officers arrested 35 year-old Reginald Hooks on Feb. 19 and charged him with second-degree murder while armed. Hooks is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing.

Xavier Tate

Xavier Tate, 26, was found shot to death on the 1400 Block of 3rd Street, SW on the same day. Police arrested 27 year-old Bratrell Hawkins and charged him with first-degree murder while armed in connection to the murder. Hawkins is awaiting a mentally competency hearing.

On Jan. 6, 21-year-old Tia Carey was found shot multiple times on the 3700 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE.

Tierra Posey, 21, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed in connection to the homicide. She is scheduled for a felony status conference on March 18. Dejon Ford is also charged with kidnapping and carrying a pistol in relation to the homicide. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on April 3.

Lamar Walters

On the same day, 38-year-old Lamar Walters was found suffering from multiple gun shot wounds on the 2400 block of Franklin Street, NE. He was shot along with two other people.

Malick Cisse

Two days later on Jan. 8 police found 18-year-old Malick Cisse shot to death on the 1300 block of 7th Street, NW.

On Jan. 11, police officers responded to the 700 block of 24th Street, NW where they found 41-year-old Tavon Cox suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. On Jan. 12, Cox succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.

Three days later 48-year-old Kevin Chamberlain was found with multiple stab wounds on the 2400 block of Virginia Avenue, NW. He was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Police arrested Jospeh Melton, a resident of Southeast, DC, charging him with first-degree murder while armed.

The next three homicides occurred 12 days later on Jan. 26, 36-year-old Eric Delonte Barbour was shot to death on the Unit block of N Street, NW.

MPD officers found 20-year-old Anthony Williams suffering from multiple stab wounds on the 700 block of 1st Street, NE.

Andy Bonilla

Andy Bonilla, 19, was found shot to death on the 2600 block of Sherman Avenue, NW.

The shootings are not related.

MPD arrested Angelo Moss, 23, charging him with second-degree murder while armed in connection to Williams’ homicide. Edward Everstine, 29, was also arrested and charged with accessory after the fact in connection to Williams’ homicide. Both men are scheduled for a preliminary hearing on May 8.

Angus Houston

On Jan. 27, 44-year-old Angus Houston succumbed to his injuries after being found with multiple gunshot wounds on the 1300 block of Congress Street, SE.

On Jan. 29, 36-year-old Jimmy Beynum was found shot to death on the 1600 block of F Street, NE.

The final homicide of the month occurred on Jan. 30 when 30-year-old John Seegars was found shot to death on the 100 block of Atlantic Street, SE.