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Homing in on D.C. homicides

Homing in on D.C. homicides

In an age of decreasing crime, homicide convictions can still be tough to come by.

Latest crime news

Two teens wounded in Hyattsville shooting

Police search for group of men who opened fire on teenagers as they walked on city street

Autistic twins will be temporarily cared for by guardians

The twins’ parents have not decided whether they will try to bring the two back into their Rockville home.

Assault charges against D.C. police officer dropped

Prosecutors said there was “insufficient evidence” to pursue case against Calvin Willis, 52.

Rockville doctor charged with running pill mill

Patients came from Tennessee for cursory examinations and addictive drugs, prosecutors say.

Building next to day-care center collapses in Northeast D.C.

Authorities say 20 children and adults were forced to leave the center.

Class-action civil rights lawsuit filed against Metro

Complaint: Transit agency’s policy on criminal background screenings is broad, unfair to African Americans.

Police arrest 13-year-old boy in Wheaton shooting

Authorities said the shooter knew the victim, an 18-year-old woman.

Pr. George’s deputies look for missing convicted man

Fugitive slipped away Tuesday while jury was deliberating his fate in 2012 robbery.

Three Woodbridge teens arrested in sexual assault case

The teenagers allegedly assaulted two girls, ages 11 and 12, in a Woodbridge home.

Carjacker crashes into McDonald’s drive-through

Prince George’s County police said the carjacker was in custody after an attempted getaway.

Firefighters extinguishing fire at National Zoo

Fire was reported about 11:50 a.m. in the restaurant near the lion and tiger exhibits.

D.C. police officer shoots man in Southeast Washington

Officer was responding to a robbery call. Man who was shot was recently released from prison, records show.

Acrimony and alimony cited as motives in Md. murder

Acrimony and alimony cited as motives in Md. murder

Prosecutors accuse a man and his wife of killing his ex-wife, who lived in Germantown.

Federal review exposes two decades of FBI forensic errors

Federal review exposes two decades of FBI forensic errors

Review of lab unit involved in 45 death-row cases stalled after errors in pre-DNA convictions came to light.

Judge puts D.C. handgun ruling on hold

The judge’s stay gives officials time to respond to the ruling that invalidates D.C.’s ban on carrying handguns.

D.C. Superior Court offers Web chat for civil division

Users can chat with and ask questions of court employees about their cases.

Ex-Va. state employee pleads guilty to sending funds to friends

The money was supposed to fund educational programs geared toward preventing underage drinking.

Man charged with using fake bomb to rob banks

Man charged with using fake bomb to rob banks

Police said Morris Thweatt wrapped a device in foil and told tellers at three banks that it was a bomb.

Man found shot in Northeast was Fairfax resident

Police are investigating the killing of Yewondwosen Hailemarian that occurred Sunday off New York Avenue.

Jewelry store employee charged with staging fake robbery

She told police she was assaulted by a man with a knife. They say it was a friend of hers, and she planned it.

Five things to know about the D.C. handgun ruling

What just changed about the city’s main gun law? Can residents carry guns today? What might stop them?

District seeks delay of judge’s handgun ruling

District seeks delay of judge’s handgun ruling

D.C. police ordered not to make arrests on charge of “carrying a pistol without a license.”

Some charges dropped in Fairfax school embezzlement case

The son of Poe Middle School’s former principal had been accused of receiving stolen goods.

Patient charged with stealing emergency room equipment

Sheriff’s office said he came to Calvert hospital complaining of pain and left with wireless printer.

Montgomery County murder suspect arrested in Norfolk

The suspect, Cola Winbone Beale, called a church member about incident; the message was passed on to police.

Authorities look into killing of man found in Northeast

Officers found the man early Sunday, and detectives are investigating his death as a homicide.

Four people seriously injured in crash in Anne Arundel Co.

Three men seriously injured, one critically hurt after vehicle overturns and hits a tree.

Police say death of Gaithersburg woman, 47, was homicide

Detectives investigate the homicide of a woman found dead Sunday morning at a Gaithersburg residence.

D.C. ban on carrying guns in public ruled unconstitutional

Judge Frederick J. Scullin declared the ban unconstitutional and ordered a halt to enforcement.

D.C. police investigating armed robbery, 3 stabbings

No fatalities reported in the overnight incidents.

Arrest made after woman claims assault by Uber driver

Arrest made Saturday after woman claims assault by Uber car service driver on Rhode Island Avenue

Parents may face ‘least bad’ decisions in autism cases

Parents may face ‘least bad’ decisions in autism cases

Reflections on a Montgomery County case in which parents are charged with abuse of autistic adult twins.

Some shoppers flee at Tysons after trashcan makes a bang

Bang at Tysons scatters some shoppers; noise apparently made by trash can, authorities say

Protesters arrested at Rockville store

More than 20 people were demonstrating against REI and the North Face over labor practices.

D.C. police investigate Southeast shooting as homicide

Man, found dead on Savannah Street shortly after midnight on Saturday, had multiple gunshot wounds.

Samaritan thwarts kidnapping of girl in Landover, police say

The suspect told the girl he was a police officer and tried to pull her toward the back of a shopping area.

McDonnell wants to subpoena materials on a witness

McDonnell wants to subpoena materials on a witness

With former Va. governor’s trial just days away, his attorneys claim the materials might impair her credibility.

Judge weighs probation, detention for youth involved in April zoo shooting

Probation officer, public defender disagree on option for 14 year old. .

Judge sends DC cop to jail for violating bond order

Judge: Samson Lawrence III violated orders to stay away from wife, who he is accused of trying to murder.

Police: Truck driver caused 6-car crash at gas station

Fairfax County police said two people remained in the hospital Friday because of the accident.

Company pursues collections against service members

Company pursues collections against service members

USA Discounters’ easy lending practices conceal a darker underside of court-sanctioned debt collection.

Manassas case rekindles debate over ‘sexting’ penalties

Manassas case rekindles debate over ‘sexting’ penalties

Some say treating the practice under pornography laws is too harsh.

Police: Man who bragged on Facebook about dodging cops gets caught

Police: Man who bragged on Facebook about dodging cops gets caught

Authorities: Man featured in police department’s Facebook page posts comment: ‘Y’all will never catch me...’

Ex-Va. doctor indicted on charges of running ‘pill mill’

Hundreds of patients were given excessive prescriptions for addictive medications, and one person died.

Five in D.C. cited under new marijuana law

Five in D.C. cited under new marijuana law

Possessing one ounce or less of the drug is now a civil fine, not a criminal offense

Man arrested on gun charge at Cannon Building released

Suspect is from South Carolina and is president of a turkey farm. He also is incoming head of pork lobby group

Ex-Redskins Davis surrenders on D.C. assault warrant

Ex-Redskins Davis surrenders on D.C. assault warrant

The former player is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend at an Adams Morgan diner.

2 die after tornado strikes Va. campground

2 die after tornado strikes Va. campground

A meteorologist said the storm hit a campground on the Eastern Shore at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Alexandria man accused of sexual assault at drugstore

Police say suspect reportedly tried to remove the underwear of a woman in an Alexandria store.

SUV flipped in fatal Fort Washington collision, police say

Authorities said the Honda SUV flipped after it hit another vehicle stopped at a traffic light.

Suspect in D.C. domestic killing arrested in North Carolina

Michael C. Gayle, charged with stabbing Eboni Domally, is the father of one of her children, police say.

Montgomery Police ID officer involved in bank shooting

Police say that Michael Damskey, who has less than 1 year of service, fatally shot a man armed with knife

Two men held in sexual assault of 14-year-old girl in D.C.

Police say one of the suspects met the girl on the Internet site Instagram.

Police arrest man at House office building on gun charge

Police say they found a loaded 9 mm pistol in bag of South Carolina man at the Cannon House Office Building.

Former Redskins player sought on assault charge

Former Redskins player sought on assault charge

Fred Davis, suspended by the NFL in February, is wanted in connection with a June 2 incident in NW D.C.

Man pleads guilty to Arlington hospital rape

A hospital worker in Arlington County pleaded guilty Wednesday to raping a patient in the emergency department.

Six charged with first-degree murder in Suitland stabbing

Police say five young men and a teen girl have admitted some involvement in the death of Amos Jones.

Police arrest man in abduction of child at Metro station

Police arrest man in abduction of child at Metro station

Police say suspect took his daughter from her mother at Southern Avenue station in Hillcrest Heights.

Man pursued by sheriff’s deputy dies after crashing car

The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect’s car reached speeds over 100 mph.

A woman and a juvenile are stabbed in the District

Two stabbed in the District; incident is believed domestic-related, police say

Fire destroys historic church on Md.’s Eastern Shore

No one is injured in the blaze at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Hebron, but damages are estimated at $500,000.

D.C. police use fake robberies to lure criminals

D.C. police use fake robberies to lure criminals

Police say they’re after ‘bad guys’; defense lawyers worry that suspects are talked into committing crimes.

Montgomery police officer fatally shoots man at bank

Police said Donovan Bayton, 54, was displaying a knife and acting erratically.

In domestic dispute, man stabbed dog to death, police say

Dumfries man fought with woman at his home, then allegedly stabbed her pit bull with a kitchen knife, police say.

Two brothers charged in killing of man set to testify at trial

Shar-Ron Mason, 19, was to testify in an assault trial against Bashunn Phillips. Police say Phillips shot him.

New video shows man in store before deadly robbery

James Oh, 76, was beaten in his store on Colorado Avenue NW during a July 4 robbery. He died July 8.

Man charged with leaving mom, 98, in truck at casino

The man spent hours inside Maryland Live while his mother sat alone in 81-degree truck, police say.

Md. autistic twins who were locked in room are moved

Md. autistic twins who were locked in room are moved

A Rockville couple was charged with abusing their 22-year-old sons.

Arlington parole officer accused of sex assault on child

The alleged assault occurred in Woodbridge. Officer is on administrative leave.

Capitol visitors center reopened probe of substance

Investigators determined that the substance found in the hall was not hazardous.

Prince George’s County Police investigate homicide

Investigators are probing a man’s death in Suitland Tuesday after a call for an early morning assault.

Abuse of twin 22-year-old autistic sons alleged

Abuse of  twin 22-year-old autistic sons alleged

A Rockville couple is charged with keeping adult sons in a locked room at night with no light and no furniture.

Man gets 30 years in killing of Ellicott City businessman

The defense and prosecutors allege that the victim’s daughter urged her boyfriend to kill her father.

Man fatally shot friend during prank, attorney says

Mark Ramiro, 30, missed the bulletproof vest his friend, Darnell Mitchell, was wearing.

Man slashes Metrobus driver with knife in Tenleytown

Authorities arrest suspect on assault charge. They say he didn’t want to pay fare. Driver is treated at hospital.