Monday, June 29, 2020

In honor of Ronald Collins | 5100 block of A Street SE DC

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in reference to a homicide that occurred on Monday, June 1, 2020, in the 5100 block of A Street SE, Washington DC. At approximately 5:26 am, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from an apparent stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The decedent has been identified as Ronald Collins, 56, of Southeast DC. On Monday, June 1, 2020, Daniel Gayden, 54, of Capitol Heights, MD, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed. The detectives’ investigation revealed that this offense was a result of a dispute amongst known parties.  

At this memorial to Mr. Collins, I spoke to a young man who knew the victim, and we exchanged respect and hopes for peace.

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