» This Story:Read +| Comments

Uncertainty Remains Over Motive in Double Stabbing

Discussion Policy
Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.
Washington Post staff writer
Friday, August 28, 2009; 3:33 PM

D.C. police said they have interviewed the survivor of a brutal attack on two transgender people in Northwest Washington and remain uncertain whether the incident was a bias-related crime.

This Story

The victims, both biological men living as women, were stabbed in the 200 block of Q Street NW shortly after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. One of them, Joshua Mack, 21, of Clinton, was pronounced dead at Howard University Hospital.

The survivor, whose stab wounds were not life-threatening, told police shortly after the stabbings that the assailant might have used an anti-gay epithet. A police official familiar with the case said that after interviewing the victim more extensively Thursday, detectives still were unsure what prompted the attack.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said Friday that police consider the assault "a potential hate crime."



» This Story:Read +| Comments

More in the Metro Section

Local Blog Directory

Find a Local Blog

Plug into the region's blogs, by location or area of interest.

Virginia Politics

Blog: Va. Politics

Here's a place to help you keep up with Virginia's overcaffeinated political culture.

D.C. Taxi Fares

D.C. Taxi Fares

Compare estimated zoned and metered D.C. taxi fares with this interactive calculator.

FOLLOW METRO ON:
Facebook Twitter RSS
|
GET LOCAL ALERTS:
© 2009 The Washington Post Company