MPD is actively seeking 18 year old Jasper Spires in the July 4th murder of 24 year old Kevin Joseph Sutherland. Spires allegedly stabbed Sutherland in a train as approached the NoMa Metro station a little before 1pm Saturday afternoon. MPD has suggested that Spires may have stabbed Sutherland as part of an attempted robbery gone wrong. It seems that Sutherland and Spires did not know each other, and that this was a random robbery. The Washington Post reports that Spires had been arrested Thursday for an unrelated street robbery of a man in NW, and was released the day before he allegedly murdered Sutherland. Spires is wanted for First Degree Murder While Armed.
WTOP, the Washington Post, WUSA9, and other new sources have reported that Sutherland was a recent AU grad who lived and worked in the District. As always, MPD offers a $25,000 reward for information that results in the arrest and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for a homicide in the District of Columbia.