Man Found Stabbed to Death in the 1600 block of Fuller Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth — February 4, 2013 at 11:00 am 18 Comments

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From MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing which occurred in the 1600 block of Fuller Street, NW.

On Saturday, February 2, 2013, at approximately 6:48 pm, units from the Third District responded to the 1600 block of Fuller Street, NW for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located an adult male lying on the floor inside a residence suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy.

The decedent is identified as 68-year-old Howard Venable, Jr. of Northwest, Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing which occurred in the 1600 block of Fuller Street, NW.

On Sunday, February 3, 2013, at approximately 8:08 pm, detectives from the Homicide Branch arrested 21-year-old David Jamal Wilson of Northwest, DC, charging him with First Degree Felony Murder while Armed in the stabbing death of Howard Venable, Jr.”

  • Anonymous

    how horrible.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know exactly where this happened?

  • anon
    • Anonymous


      The Post says 1600 block of Fuller is in Mt. Pleasant. Isn’t that Adams Morgan?

      • T

        Pretty weird that a Post metro reporter apparently doesn’t know where Mt. Pleasant is located…

      • Anonymous

        I also noticed this error – not Mt Pleasant but Adams Morgan.

        • Rich

          The Posts’s local coverage usually betrays ignorance of the city and its suburbs. Why you’d expect any better is beyond me.

  • Anonymous

    Channel 7 news reports an arrest has been made – 21 year old David Jamal Wilson. The report says Howard Venable was stabbed inside his home

  • I was walking by DC USA saturday night around 10 and saw a trail of blood, a good amount spanning almost two blocks. Do you think this guy was stabbed there and made it to fuller street? Did anyone else see the blood by DC USA saturday night or know any thing about what happened?

    • Anonymous

      I walked by around the same time and saw the blood too; the trail continued West onto Irving Street.

      • Anonymous

        Just saw the times – the blood (or whatever it was) looked very fresh and wasn’t smeared so I doubt it would’ve been remnants from something that occurred before 7pm

        • we saw a bike lock laying in the sidewalk and then the blood trail…we figured someone could have wacked someone with that which cause the bleeding…but it looked more like a stab wound from the drips. Somewhat shocking no one saw what happened in front of that area which was extremely crowded even at 10PM. Maybe im just in a little shock i just moved to the neighborhood and have never seen blood spatter on the sidewalks before.

        • Anonymous

          Saw this too – southbound side of 14th Street from Irving to Park (at least) around 11pm. I doubt it’s related (that’s a long way to go if you’re leaking that much blood) but does anyone know what that was all about?

    • SS

      From the Adams Morgan listserv:

      On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 8:18 PM, Mongal, Aubrey (MPD) wrote:

      The blood in question appears to have been left over from an incident last night around 945pm where a suspect broke out a storefront window (dentist office) and cut himself in the process. The suspect was last seen fleeing on a bike and left a long blood trail in the process.

      From: DenisJames [mailto:[email protected]]
      Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2013 07:16 PM
      To: One List
      Cc: Mongal, Aubrey (MPD)
      Subject: [Adams Morgan] sidewalk by safeway

      Could MPD please let the community know what happened in front of Safeway?

      • Jay

        This link doesn’t appear to describe an incident on 14th street. The Adams Morgan safeway is located on Columbia between 17th and 18th… about 6 blocks away.

      • what did the guy steal from a dentist that required to bust through glass? LOL…

  • Anonymous

    My old hood – anyone know if Shine still hangs out around there?

  • Channel 4 called the area Columbia Heights, though some might argue that it’s Reed-Cooke, a subset of Adams Morgan. Also, the man charged was roommates with the deceased.


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