Preliminary Hearing Set for Fatal Stabbing

On Sept. 14, a DC Superior Court judge scheduled a hearing to determine if a murder case has enough evidence to go to trial.

Jaamil Hipps, 43, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of Sa’id Grey, who was stabbed to death on Aug. 12.

Judge Robert Okun scheduled the preliminary hearing for Oct. 21.

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers responded to the 1300 Block of Missouri Avenue, NW for the report of a stabbing, according to court documents. Grey, 40, was found in the hallway of an apartment complex suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness told the MPD that Grey and the defendant had both been inside of the witness’ apartment shortly before the incident took place, according to court documents. After checking surveillance footage of the area, the MPD identified the defendant and interviewed witnesses that lived in the area. Witnesses also identified the defendant as the individual in the surveillance footage.

Police discovered that Hipps and Grey had “beef,” and that Hipps had been arrested in 2012 for two offenses involving a knife. Hipps was arrested on Aug. 19.