D.C. police investigating Sunday homicide, several shootings in Northeast

A 23-year-old man who was shot early Sunday in Northeast Washington has died, D.C. police said on Monday.

The shooting occurred in the same Trinidad neighborhood where two other people were shot later the same day, and police said they are investigating whether the shootings are related. No arrests have been made.

Police identified the man killed as DaShawn Hammonds of Southeast. He was shot about 5:30 a.m. in an alley off the 1200 block of Simms Place NE.

About 3 p.m. Sunday, and a few blocks away, police said two teenagers were wounded, one seriously, on Childress Street near the Trinidad Recreation Center.

D.C. p0lice are also investigating a stabbing death that occurred Sunday afternoon in Northeast Washington and took the life of a 52-year-old man. The victim was identified as Alonzo Gregory Beasley. Police did not say where he was living.

The stabbing occurred about 3:30 p.m. at 22nd and I streets NE, in Carver-Langston. Police said Beasley was pronounced dead at an area hospital. No other information was immediately available, though police said it does not appear to be related to the incidents in Trinidad.

On Saturday, D.C. police said they arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a June 21 fatal shooting on Mozart Place in Northwest Washington’s Adams Morgan neighborhood.

Manuel Antonio Garcia, of Northeast, has been charged with second-degree murder while armed. The victim, Luis E. Avila Melendez, 27, of Northwest, was shot about 2:20 a.m. in the 1600 block of Columbia Road NW. No other details were released.

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