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Update: Arrest Made. Stabbing Homicide on Metro at the NoMa Station just before 1pm Saturday

by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2015 at 8:52 am 35 Comments

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Poster via Metro Transit Police Department

Update July 6th from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide that occurred in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast (NOMA-Gallaudet Metro Station).

On Saturday, July 4, 2015, at approximately 12:50 pm, officers on patrol from the Fifth District were alerted by Metro Transit Officers of a stabbing that occurred aboard a metro train in the NOMA-Gallaudet Metro Station, located in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast. Upon arrival, they located an unconscious adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and found no signs of life. The decedent was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 24-year-old Kevin Joseph Sutherland of Northeast, Washington, DC.

On Monday, July 06, 2015, Fourth District patrol officers located and arrested 18 year-old Jasper Spires of Washington, DC, in the 4800 block of Georgia Avenue, NW. He was charged with Murder I While Armed.

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch obtained an arrest warrant for Jasper Spires who is wanted for First Degree Murder While Armed for the stabbing death of 24-year-old Kevin Joseph Sutherland which occurred on Saturday, July 4, 2015, at approximately 12:50 pm, aboard a train approaching the NOMA-Gallaudet Metro Station, located in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast.

If this subject is seen call 911 for immediate police response. Do not approach this person or attempt to apprehend him.

Anyone with information on this suspect’s whereabouts should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast.

On Saturday, July 4, 2015, at approximately 12:50 pm, officers on patrol from the Fifth District were alerted by Metro Transit Officers of a stabbing that occurred aboard a metro train in the NOMA-Gallaudet Metro Station, located in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast. Upon arrival, they located an unconscious adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and found no signs of life. The adult male was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 24-year-old Kevin Joseph Sutherland of Northeast, 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 responsible 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″

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