Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Crime scene tape at the site of Willie James Young's slaying | 4500 block of Benning Road NE (Shrimp Boat)

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 4500 block of Benning Road SE, Washington DC, on Sunday, May 8, 2016. At approximately 4:47 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to a call for the report of a man down. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male, unconscious and breathing, and suffering from apparent head injuries. DC Fire and EMS personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was admitted for treatment.  Further investigation revealed, the victim had been assaulted. On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. On Monday, May 16, 2016, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner-Maryland conducted an autopsy and determined the cause of death to be complications of head injuries and manner of death is homicide. The decedent has been identified as Willie James Young, 35, of Suitland, MD.

On Monday, May 16, 2016, Darren Jackson, 26, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder.

There were two other homicides in recent weeks within two blocks of this busy location at the intersection of East Capitol and Benning Roads NE in DC.

May wisdom and peace return to the neighborhood. A mending of hearts and souls.

1 comment:

Fowl Ideas said...

Speaking of criminals...