Fatal Stabbing on Simms Place
I just wanted to make my neighbors aware of another sad murder in the neighborhood. A young man was stabbed to death at about 7:30 pm yesterday (6/7) in the 1200 block of Simms Pl. NE. It happened in front of one of the vacant/foreclosed buildings on the block where a large group gathers every afternoon to drink and smoke weed. Oh well...
I called MPD's public information line, and they confirmed that there was a fatal stabbing last night, and that the altercation began at this location. Apparently it then moved to another location in Trinidad. I don't know the other location. The MPD investigation is still preliminary, but they hope to issue a release soon.
This is the first time in 20 months we've had a murder in Trinidad. I was looking forward to celebrating the two year mark. I'll pass on more info as it becomes available.
Police have identified last night's stabbing victim as Jermaine Jones (36) of the 2000 block of Alabama Avenue SE. Police believe Jones was stabbed in the 1200 block of Simms Place, and then staggered to the 1700 block of Trinidad Avenue.
If you have information about the incident please call 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). Anonymous tips can be submitted via telephone at 1-866-411-TIPS (1-866-411-8477) or by sending a text message to 50411.
The Post crime blog covers the stabbing.