CRIME & SAFETY
Police in Washington, D.C. investigating the death of a Quincy man whose body was found in an alley
Police in the nation’s capital are investigating the death of a 42-year-old Quincy man.
Wife of Man Shot and Carjacked in Prince George's County Shares Her Story
In an exclusive report, Fox 5 reveals the shocking story of a man carjacked and shot in Mount Rainier, Prince George's County. The victim's wife shares her heart-wrenching experience, as the family grapples with the aftermath of this random act of violence.
Man arrested for shooting, killing man in Northeast DC
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating a homicide that happened on Dec. 1 in Northeast, D.C. At about 6:30 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 900 block of Rhode Island Ave., N.E. There, they found a man who had been shot. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.
2020 Homicide Defendant Acquitted of All Charges After Three Years in Jail
Thank you for reading D.C. Witness. Help us continue our mission into 2024. On Nov 15. a jury delivered a not-guilty verdict on all charges before DC Superior Court Judge Anthony Epstein following a weeks-long 2020 homicide trial. Michael Austin, 29, was charged with first-degree murder while armed, possession of...
Man Caught on Camera Shooting Housemate Convicted of First-Degree Murder
According to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, “Today in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD, before the Honorable Debra Dwyer, a jury convicted defendant, Andre. R. Moore, 24, of Silver Spring, on charges of first-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a...
Local Vehicle Theft Spree Ends with Multiple Arrests in DC
The Metropolitan Police Department has reported a series of arrests related to vehicle theft in Washington, DC. These arrests occurred from November 24 to November 30, 2023. On November 24, Victor Damlay, a 33-year-old from Waldorf, MD, was arrested on the 600 block of H Street, Northwest. The next day, three more individuals were arrested: Melvin Whitaker, 25, Kiarra Allen, 19, and Gary Goodridge, 26, all from DC. A 15-year-old male from Northeast, DC, was also arrested.
Local Capitol Heights Resident Murdered in Gaithersburg; Public Assistance Sought in Ongoing Homicide Investigation
Orlando Alexander Satz, Jr., a 20-year-old man from Capitol Heights, was killed in Gaithersburg, MD, on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. The incident happened when Satz's car collided with a parked vehicle on Spruell Drive. Montgomery County Fire Rescue found gunshot wounds on Satz at the scene, leading to a homicide investigation by the Major Crimes Division.
“Two stray bullets flew through the window of a third floor condo”
“There was a shootout just after 10am right in front of Randolph Towers at the 3902 14th St NW entrance. Two cars were shooting at each other. Most people said they heard 6 or 7 shots, but we hear the police found 14 shells at the scene. Two stray bullets flew through the window of a third floor condo.
3 armed suspects accused of breaking into Virginia home, assaulting and demanding money from 2 inside
Three armed suspects are accused of breaking into a Virginia home and assaulting two people inside during a violent burglary incident last week. Jaquan Ross, 32, of Lorton, and Elijah Thomas, 24, of Dumfries, are being held without bond, while investigators search for the third suspect, Fairfax County police revealed on Friday.
On The Hill: Tackling DC's crime crisis
There has been an increase in crime across D.C. and District leaders have been trying to crack down for years, but what's working and what's not? Robert McCartney, a former senior reporter for the Washington Post and the host of “Think Regionally” podcast, is On The Hill to discuss the growing crime crisis in D.C.
Man dies in hospital following Northeast DC shooting; no suspect in custody
WASHINGTON - A man succumbed to his injuries following a shooting in Northeast D.C. and police are searching for the suspect who fired the fatal shots. Officers say the victim was found in the 1700 block of Benning Road, NE, around 4 p.m. on Saturday. He was taken to the...
Weekly Safety Report: Temple Hills Resident Shot and Killed, Arrests Made in Double Fatal Shooting in Oxon Hill
Two incidents occurred in Oxon Hill, Maryland this week. In the first incident, Darnell Stanley, a Temple Hills resident, was shot and killed on Audrey Lane. Stanley was known for his selflessness and dedication to helping fellow veterans. In the second incident, two men from Washington, DC were arrested for a double fatal shooting that occurred nearly two months ago in Oxon Hill. Charles Washington, Jr. and Antonio Jackson have been charged with murder in connection to the killings of Derrick Graham and DeAngelo Moore on Irvington Street.
Three Arrested For Murder Of Norfolk State University Student From Prince George's County
Justice may be served for the family of a beloved 20-year-old Prince George's County man who was shot and killed earlier this year near his college in Virginia. Shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, officers from the Norfolk Police Department were called to the 2700 block of Gate House Road near Colchester Crescent, where they found Accokeek resident Jahari George suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.
‘Garden of Lights’ Suspended Friday Night After Nearby Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle
Garden of Lights was suspended Friday night due to police activity around Brookside Gardens (1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton.) According to Montgomery County Police, a pursuit of a stolen vehicle began at Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road at approximately 5:33 p.m. Three suspects bailed from the vehicle in the area of Brookside Gardens and police set up a perimeter to search for the suspects.
Detectives Investigating Assault and Robbery at 7-Eleven; Surveillance Photos of Suspect Released
Per MCPD: “Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a robbery of a person that occurred on Saturday, November 11, 2023, inside of the 7-Eleven in the 8400 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. Detectives have released surveillance photos of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.