Stabbing Homicide at 1200 North Capitol Street, NW

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From MPD:

On May 18, 2012, at approximately 2143 hours, First District personnel were dispatched to the 1200 block of North Capitol Street, NW, in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival on the scene, First District members discovered an unconscious male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds to the upper torso. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced.

The suspect, who was last seen running westbound in the unit block of N Street, Northwest, was described as a black male, 5’7″, medium complexion with a beard.

The offense is being investigated by the Violent Crimes Branch Unit, 202-645-9600. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous information may also be submitted to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging to 50411. Additionally, please call 911 if you observe suspicious persons or activities.

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  • I think your map is wrong – the 1200 block of North Capitol is between M and N streets. I don’t think that’s Truxton Circle.

    • Yep, if you zoom in on the above map, you can see this.

      • Below NY Ave is the Sursum Corda neighborhood, unless you are a real estate agent, then it’s NOMA West / Dupont East / Manhattan South / Northern Miami.

  • For some reason putting in the address as 1200 North Capitol St NW gives a more accurate placement than NE:

  • Prince Of Petworth

    From MPD:

    Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the stabbing homicide of John Wesley Griffin which occurred in the 1200 block of North Capitol Street, NW.

    On Friday, May 18, 2012 at approximately 9:30 pm, units from the First District responded to the 1200 block of North Capitol Street, NW for the report of a stabbing. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male suffering multiple stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he subsequently succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead.

    The decedent has been identified as 42 year-old John Wesley Griffin of Southeast, Washington, DC.

    On Monday, May 21, 2012, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 40 year-old Herbert Hancock Hayes also known as Herbert Grayson Hayes of Northwest, DC, pursuant to an arrest warrant and charged him with Murder Two while Armed in the homicide of John Wesley Griffin.

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