Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Suspect in Custody After Stabbing Last Night in 1500 Block of Benning Road NE
Police took a suspect into custody last night following a stabbing in the 1500 block of Benning Road NE last night. The stabbing happened at about 11pm. I don't have any information on the status of the victim. This stabbing follows a shooting in the same block very early Sunday morning (12:13am). That shooting took the life of 27-year-old Wilbert Brooks. By my count it was the eighth shooting (most resulted in injuries, but not fatalities) on a particular stretch of Benning Road NE since Sept. 21st. As I mentioned yesterday, there was also a 9-year-old girl injured when she was struck by stray gunfire in the 1600 block of E Street NE Friday night.
Sept. 21st (Friday, 11:10 pm) – 1800 block of Benning Road NE
Shooting results in non-fatal injuries to four victims. Police later arrested two individuals (26-year-old Michael Ross and 27-year-old Anthony Farmer) and charged the men with Assault with Intent to Kill (Gun).
Sept. 24 (Monday, 7:33pm) – 1800 block of Benning Road NE
25-year-old Marquiawn Williams killed by gunfire. Police continue efforts to identify a suspect caught on video near the area of the shooting.
Sept. 25 (Tuesday, 7:36pm) – 2300 block of Benning Road NE
Two men are injured after they were struck by bullets while seated in an SUV in the parking lot of Hip Hop Fish & Chicken. No arrests yet.
Sept. 28 (Friday, 9:30pm) – 1600 block of E Street NE
9-year-old girl injured while playing outside when she is struck by a stray bullet. No arrests yet.
Sept. 30 (Sunday, 12:13am) – 1500 block of Benning Road NE
27-year-old Wilbert Brooks was found dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds. No arrests yet.
Oct. 1 (Monday, 11pm) – 1500 block of Benning Road NE
Police took a suspect into custody following a stabbing (no information on status of victim).