Arrest Made in Oct. 8th Stabbing Death in 900 Block of Quincy St, NW


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From MPD re: Oct. 8 stabbing death in the 900 Block of Quincy St, NW:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department have announced an arrest in the fatal stabbing which occurred in the 900 block of Quincy Street, NW.

On Saturday, October 8, 2011, at approximately 7:25 pm, units from the Fourth District discovered a male suffering from stab wounds in the 900 block of Quincy Street, NW. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 17 year-old Jamar Michael Freeman of Southeast, Washington, DC.

On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, pursuant to an arrest warrant, 17 year-old Derek Johnson of Northwest was arrested and charged as an adult with Murder Two while Armed.”

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  • It is unfortunate but I am glad to hear that there has been an arrest made.

  • 17 years old, good god. When I was 17, my biggest concern was impressing the girl who sat across from me in English…

    This is just really, really sad for all involved.

    props to the cops, though.

    :-/

  • orderedchaos

    Glad to hear the assailant was charged as an adult — there’s nothing minor about this crime.

  • While this crime makes me sad both for the youth of this this city and the victim’s family, I’m glad to hear that an arrest has been made. Props to the police and whoever may have spoken up to serve justice.

  • I wonder what Derek’s street name is and what crew he runs with? I also wonder why Jamar was out and about given he was supposed to be in DYRS custody. The juvenile murder problem in DC continues nearly unabated.

    • I would be interested to see what percentage of juvenile offenders were in DYRS “custody” at the time of their offenses. I think it’s probably incredibly high. Count that as a city function that is baa-roken.

  • Very glad to see cop cars by the park behind this alley just about every day. Now if the city would only get their act together and start renovating this park as promised over a year ago. Improved facilities will make it even more of a destination for respectable folks, thereby helping to keep away those who think it’s cool to arm themselves with weapons other than words.

    • At the last neighborhood ANC meeting, a number of DC government representatives committed to breaking ground on building the new facility within the next two to three weeks, pending permits.

      • It’s true — we’re seeing movement on Raymond Park, which is wonderful news. Groundbreaking day is greatly anticipated. I hope they add some CCTV atop the new lights/poles in the park too.

    • Words make really crappy defensive weapons.

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