Slight Uptick in Homicides in April, Data Shows

Homicides in the month of April showed a gradual uptick of 9 percent since February, according to D.C. Witness data.

Data shows that homicides increased from 11 murders in both February and March to 12 murders in April.

The ward with the most homicides in April was Ward 7, which accounted for five homicides. There were three homicides in Ward 6 and two homicides in Ward 8. Ward 4 and Ward 5 only counted one homicide, each. Wards 1, 2, and 3 did not have any homicides in April.

Police have apprehended seven suspects as of May 6, including:

  • Phillip Humphrey charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly stabbing Cornell Mason on the 4000 block of Clay Place, NE on April 10.
  • Ravel Mills is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Toussaunt Strong on the 3400 block of 24th Street, SE on April 18.
  • Ch’Juan Robinson is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Louis Kingbury on the 200 block of New York Avenue, NW on April 29.
  • Daquan Anglin, Derrick Kearney and a juvenile are charged with first-qegreemurder while armed for allegedly shooting Devonte Speight on the 1800 block of Maryland Avenue, NE on April 29.
  • Karlos Kinney is charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Resha Blount on the 900 block of New Jersey Avenue, NW on April 30.

Editor’s note: A previous article incorrectly stated that there were no homicides in Ward 8 in April. The article now reflects the two homicides that occurred in Ward 8 during the month.