Police Close 4 DC Homicides in 2 Days

During a Metropolitan Police Department press conference June 28, Chief of Police Peter Newsham announced that the department arrested four homicide suspects from June 26-28, closing several cases before the Independence Day holiday.

Police arrested Deon Crowell,49, on June 28, in connection with the stabbing death of Joni Rockinham on Dec. 12, 2017, on the 3300 block of Ames Street., NE.

Crowell is charged with first-degree murder while armed. Newsham said he believes the motive was related to a domestic issue.

According to police documents, sanitation workers found 53-year-old Rockinham’s body in a trash receptacle. Stab wounds were all over her body, according to Nesham. Family members reported Rockinham missing the day after Thanksgiving.

Police closed another homicide case after apprehending Javonte Brown, 25, on June 28. Police charged Brown with first-degree murder while armed and one count of attempted murder.

Police said, Brown allegedly shot two victims in their residence on the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace, SE on Jan. 6, 2017. One of the victims, Carl Gray, 26, died on March 16 from complications of the shooting. The second victim survived with non-life threatening injuries.

On June 27, police arrested 22-year-old Steven Robin in connection with the fatal shooting of Kenneth Poindexter, 29, on the 4700 block of D Street, SE on Jan. 20.

Police charged Robin with first-degree murder while armed and carrying a pistol without a license. Another suspect Charles Wennen Young, was arrested on Feb 28. Young is also charged with first-degree murder while armed.

Police arrested Kaevone Sutton, on June 26 for allegedly fatally shooting aspiring boxer Aujee Tyler, 22, on the 3500 block of Stanton Road, SE on March 19.

Sutton, 17, is charged with first-degree murder while armed and will be tried as an adult.

Follow D.C. Witness for updates on each suspect’s court proceedings.