Quadruple Homicide Suspect Arrested in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Ave, NE


From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department announced an arrest has been made in connection with the quadruple homicide, which occurred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in the 3200 block of Woodland Drive, Northwest.

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 11:00 pm, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 34 year-old Daron Dylon Wint, of Lanham, Maryland in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Avenue, in Northeast Washington. Wint is charged with First Degree Felony Murder – While Armed.”

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  • They said he was caught because of a traffic stop with a couple of women in the car. I wonder – I assume he knew he was wanted so why do something to attract attention to yourself? And two, did those women not know? Seriously the stupid/brazen/arrogant of some people makes my head swim.

    • Perhaps he believed the recent reports that law enforcement thought he had fled to NY?

      Also, based on his past actions he’s probably not exactly MENSA material, dig?

    • The WaPo article says that they were following him in the car for a while (all the way from College Park) and that the truck they were following had $10k in it. The people he was with had to have known…who carries $10k around with them?

      • They had to have known that he was wanted or that he had the money? I wouldn’t know what is in a friend’s trunk or the gym bag on the floor. He may have spun a story telling them that he was innocent. Who knows? Hopefully, their testimony will come out soon enough so that we can get a clearer picture of what happened.

        • I’m guessing they had to have known he was wanted due to the high level of publicity on the case. Also guessing they knew he had the money because Wint was in the car with the women, while the money was in the box truck they were following. My guess is they were maybe driving somewhere to buy something with the money that would fit in the box truck.

          • ETA: And they were hoping that if they got pulled over, at least the truck could continue on and the stolen money wouldn’t be in the car.

    • So glad he’s caught. While there’s absolutely no way to justify any murder, the idea that someone would kill a 10-year-old and a housekeeper–neither of whom have anything to do with his grudge–is terrifying.

  • A smarter killer would have least managed to flee outside the beltway after having his/her “wanted” pics all over the media for days.

    • A smarter killer wouldn’t be known by his DNA on a pizza crust.

      • I don’t buy that that’s how they identified him…I don’t doubt that the pizza delivery happened and that they found the box in the house, but I don’t believe that’s how they identified him. No way this was a one person job. I’d put money on them protecting someone’s identity by using that story.

        • You would be correct on that isnt how they identified him
          …well i know for a fact that isnt the ONLY way

        • Agreed. The pizza crust DNA thing seems like a red herring in order to protect a witness or informant. Most likely scenario is that they got an anonymous tip from a friend or family member. Cops have been selectively leaking information throughout the week on this. My guess is that they don’t want to blow the informant’s cover in order to nab other accomplices.

  • The NY Times article said that federal marshals were following him in a car with two women that was traveling with another vehicle with two men. It wasn’t a random traffic stop, they decided to arrest him there.

    • And apparently at least one of the men is a relative. These low-lifes were helping, and I’m guessing it was because they were only too happy to accept some blood money from this murderer. They ought to rot in jail along with him.

  • Piece of trash.
    I hope this animal gets what’s coming to him in prison.

  • KSB

    In my mind, one of the women texted a tip to MPD and that led to his arrest. Hopefully she got a reward. That’s how I’m justifying it.

    • For sure, someone snitched. Good.

    • Everyone is a bit too paranoid- if he got ID’d by the pizza crust, or from DNA on something like rope or duct tape, it’ll be in the arrest affidavit. If there’s a witness who snitched, that may or may not be in the affidavit if DNA was sufficient. Either way, once the preliminary hearing is over pretty much everyone can get the arrest warrant affidavit and read up.

  • Just read the Post write-up on the arrest. Great work by law enforcement.

  • I once worked at a Perkins in Chattanooga, TN, where the doctor (yes an actual MD) owner (through his girlfriend) paid one of my coworkers to murder his ex-wife and boyfriend (the boyfriend was a former line cook). The coworker took the money and drove to NH to ski. He was arrested by TN state police as soon as crossed back into TN. Criminals don’t make the best decisions is all I’m saying.

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