About that Police Response in Petworth this Morning

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District have announced arrests have been made in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon offense that occurred in the 4400 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Members of the Fourth District responded to a call for the report of a stabbing. At approximately 9:02 am, two subjects approached a juvenile male who was exiting a bus near Georgia Avenue and Webster Avenue, NW. The victim attempted to run away after the subjects threatened him. The victim was tripped by the subjects, then stabbed with a knife; both suspects then fled the scene on foot. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 19-year-old Deangelo McCombs, of Southeast DC, and 19-year-old Malik Dominique Lambert, of Northwest, DC, were arrested and are being charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.”

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  • Does DC distinguish between “assault with a dangerous weapon” and “assault with a deadly weapon”?

  • Let’s see, 19 year old Mr. McCombs was charged with Assault With A Dangerous Weapon last June 2015, when he was just 18 years old, but ultimately released and charges dropped just a month ago when the government failed to prosecute him (per the dc courts website). Took him just a month to offend again. And I’m sure he has a squeaky clean juvenile record.
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    Impressively, Mr. Lambert made it all the way through his 18th year without being charged with a crime.
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    Will be interesting to see whether or not these gentlemen actually get prosecuted.

    • Maybe he just needs the taxpayers to compensate him for not committing crimes?

    • “Prosecuted” around here usually means- (a) plead guilty for a slap on the wrist $50 victim compensation fund fee + turned right back out to do it again, or (b) get a public defender and hold out for total nullification by a “he didn’t mean to do nothin wrong” jury + turned right back out to do it again.

  • A little too close for comfort & in broad daylight. Not good.

  • Wonder if these guys had anything to do with the stabbing homicide on upshur a few months ago?? Another unsolved Petworth juvenile homicide.

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