One man fatally shot in Deanwood during bloody night in D.C.; two others injured

A Maryland man was shot and killed late Wednesday in the Deanwood neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C. police said, one of three violent assaults in the city last night.

Police said the shooting occurred about 11:46 p.m. in the 500 block of 48th Street NE, just off Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue.

An officer responding to a sound of a gunshot found the victim unresponsive in a back alley, according to authorities. Police said the man had been shot multiple times. Police identified the victim as James Baxter, 46, of Bowie.

In a separate incident, about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, a person was stabbed several times during an altercation in the 100 block of Wayne Place SE, police said. The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Arrested was Jessie Smith, 31, of Southeast Washington. Police said he is charged with assault with intent to kill.

And about 9:30 p.m., police said, a person was shot in the leg in the 4700 block of Alabama Avenue Southeast.

Police said the victim was taken to an area hospital. His condition was not immediately disclosed, but police said his injuries did not appear to be serious.

Detectives are looking for four people in connection with the shooting, police said.

Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them.
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