Arrest Made in Stabbing Death of 79 Year Old Man in his Capitol Hill home on Easter

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in a fatal stabbing that occurred in the 600 block of C Street, Northeast, on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

At approximately 1:40 pm, members of the First District responded to a report of an unconscious male inside of a residence. Upon arrival on the scene, officers located an adult male who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. DC Fire & EMS personnel were called to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene until he was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 79-year-old David Norwood, of Northeast, DC.

On Monday, April 17, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 21-year-old Malcolm Amir of Northeast, DC. He was charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed.”

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  • Any more to this story? Was this random?

    • They found the person and arrested them so fast I have to wonder that as well.

    • Not random. If I’m understanding/piecing together various reports correctly (a little hard to follow), victim was the husband of the suspect’s great grandmother, and suspect used to live in house until he was kicked out for threatening to kill everyone with a knife.

  • I hope whoever did this rots in prison.

  • justinbc

    21 years old…odds this person has already participated in DC’s catch and release program?

    • I’m willing to bet $1000 cold, hard cash that he was indeed a participant. Though I guess there’s always the chance that he just moved to the area? That said, I like my odds.

    • Tom

      you beat me to it

    • From the news reports, this guy seems to fall more in the “substantial mental health issues” category rather than the “repeat thug” category. This wasn’t random – and he previously threatened a few people in the family with a knife, if I’m understanding reports correctly.

  • This is horrible.

  • Curious use of our language here: “The decedent remained on the scene.”

    • It’s probably to distinguish from the situation where someone dies after being rushed to the hospital, ie the victim was clearly deceased by the time the police and medical personnel arrived.

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