THE DISTRICT

Man Slain, Woman Shot in Separate Cases

By Clarence Williams
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, February 26, 2009

A man was fatally stabbed last night in a fight on a Northwest Washington street, and in a separate incident, a woman was shot in the leg in the same police district, D.C. police said.

Chiagbanwe Ukaoma, 22, was stabbed outside a carryout restaurant at Georgia Avenue and Gresham Place about 6 p.m. A friend took him to Howard University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Inspector Edward Delgado of the 3rd Police District said.

Just before 9 p.m., a stray bullet struck a passenger in a car in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, police said. The woman was not identified because she is a witness.

D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) said that the area is "heavily patrolled" but that officers left to respond to the stabbing.


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