Monthly Recap: July Homicides Increase from June

During the month of July, there were 20 homicides, four more than June.

Eighteen of the homicides were gun-related, one involved a sharp object and a weapon connected to a fatal assault is still unknown. The murders occurred in every Ward except Ward 2, 3 and 4.

Police have arrested suspects in four of the homicides as of Aug. 12.

Keonte Haynesworth

The first murder of the month occurred on the Fourth of July, when 23-year-old Keonte Haynesworth was shot on the 4200 block of 7th Street, SE.

Demarco Jones

On July 6, Demarco Jones, 25 was found shot multiple times on the 400 block of Burns Street, SE.

On July 9, Anfernee Walker, 22, was found with multiple gunshot wounds on the 3900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SW. He was the first of two pronounced dead from the shooting and one of four people who were shot. Less than two weeks later, another victim died from the same shooting. Timothy Richardson, 23, succumbed to his injuries on July 23.

Dominic Robinson

On July 9, Dominic Robinson, 32, was found inside a vehicle with multiple gunshots on the 900 block of Division Avenue, NE.

The next day, Andre Broadie, 22, was found inside an establishment, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. On July 27, 22-year-old Delonta Jackson was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed. His case was dismissed on Aug. 8.

Clifton Telfaire

The following day, 33-year-old Clifton Telfaire, died at a local hospital after he was shot on the 1100 block of North Capitol Street, NW.

On July 15, 59-year-old Ronald Jones was found dead in a residence after suffering from multiple stab wounds. On the same day, Alisa Randall was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed.

Randall, 31, told DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee that Jones sexually assaulted her daughter. Randall said she stabbed Jones in self defense. She is scheduled for a felony status conference on Oct. 21. Randall is also being held without bail.

Mondell Valentine

Two days later, on July 17, 28-year-old Mondell Valentine died at a local hospital after he was found on the 3800 block of 2nd Street, SE suffering from a gunshot wound.

The next day, July 18, 11-year-old Karon Brown was found with shot on the 2700 block of Naylor Road, SE. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two days later, police arrested 29-year-old Tony Antoine McClam on July 20. McClam is charged with first-degree murder while armed. He is scheduled for a status hearing on Aug. 30.

The following day, 17-year-old Ahkii Washington-Scruggs and 57-year-old Hugh Washington were found dead. Both victims suffered from multiple gunshot wounds.

On July 20, Delwaun Lyons, 23, was found with multiple gunshot wounds on the 3000 block of 30th Street, SE. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

That same day Eric Byrd, 34, was found shot on the 1100 block of U Street, NW. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Jamal Bandy

On July 21, Jamal Bandy, 27, was pronounced dead at a local hospital after being found on the 1300 block of Congress Street, SE with multiple gunshot wounds.

The same day, 30 year-old John Thomas was transported to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds after being shot on the 2600 block of Sherman Avenue, NW.

The next day, July 22, officers found Curtis Lowell Franklin, 32, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue, NE. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On July 26, 37-year-old Francis Savoy, was found shot inside of a vehicle located on the 300 block of 50th Street, NE. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

On July 29, Lucas Thomas, 33, succumbed to his injuries he received from an assault the day before. Michael Grant, 34, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection to the homicide. He is scheduled for a felony status conference on Aug. 19.

The final murder of the month occurred on July 30. Officers located Anthony Hooks, 26, on the 1300 block of Savannah Street, SE. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Hooks was pronounced dead on the scene.