Arrest Made in Stabbing Death of 17 Year Old in Petworth Monday Night


From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest in the fatal stabbing that occurred in the 600 block of Emerson Street, Northwest, on Monday, October 17, 2016.

At approximately 8:03 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for a stabbing. Upon arrival, members located a juvenile female suffering from a stab wound. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and commenced lifesaving efforts. The victim was then transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 17-year-old Kaelia Minor, of Northwest, DC.

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at approximately 3:15 pm, 18-year-old Kyla Jones of Northwest, DC, was arrested at the Homicide Branch, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging her with Murder Two while Armed.”

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  • I read the Washington Post article about this incident this morning. It’s so sad and so stupid.

  • My faith in humanity is diminished by the general lack of regard for human life in this city.

  • “2 lives lost, hers and mine”

  • Supposedly this is all this over a freaking phone. That is…, I just don’t have words.

  • 1 life lost and another life ruined all over an argument. Just tragic. I read the Washington Post story about the victim and it just made me sad for her, her family, and everyone at her school.

  • Both girls went to Coolidge, apparently. So sad about this.

  • 110 homicides this year…it’s really easy to start reducing it all to numbers and statistics, until you remember that each one creates so much heartbreak and pain for those left behind. Especially in cases like these, with a victim so young and apparently leading the right kind of life.

  • read the post story this morning. this is so fucking sad.

  • incredibly, this young lady already has an adult arrest record despite being only 18 – she was picked up for second degree theft in February, but the city failed to prosecute.

    • If DC had locked her up, another person would be alive today.

      • Theft in the Second Degree. If a theft involves property or services valued at less than $1,000, the crime is theft in the second degree, which is a misdemeanor under District of Columbia law. Any person convicted of theft in the second degree will receive a sentence of imprisonment of 180 days or less, or a fine of no more than $1,000, or both. (D.C. Code Ann. § 2232-12.)

        Even with the maximum sentence of 180 days this young woman would not be locked up right now on the basis of that misdemeanor charge.

  • Per the criminal complaint and the warrant, sounds like the decedent instigated the conflict, at least in this instance. Witnesses indicated decedent ran off with the defendant’s phone

  • Candlelight vigil 5pm Wednesday 10/19 at Kansas and Emerson, according to NBC 4.

  • Horrible, just horrible.

    I shudder that the problem-solving skills of these two teens were at such low level that lethal force had to be used. Two family tragedies.

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