D.C. police yesterday charged a 22-year-old Northeast Washington man with homicide in the Sept. 19 slaying of Capitol Hill aide James C. Rogers Jr.

The suspect was listed by police as William Thomas Hamblin, of 4231 Blaine St.

His arrest in connection with the death of Rogers, who was minority counsel for a House Interior and Insular Affairs subcommittee, resulted from information police received through its Crime Solvers tipster program, police said. A witness called the Crime Solvers' number, 393-2222.

Rogers was found stabbed to death in the basement of his town house at 1331 35th St. NW. Police would not say what they think the motive was in the slaying.

Earlier this week, two men were charged with homicide in the Jan. 9 shooting of retired Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Reid, 54, as he was walking his dog near his home at 4845 Linnean Ave. NW. Police said he was slain while being robbed by two assailants.

Charged were Richard Lester Carson, 22, listed by police at 4627 A St. SE and Henry Nathaniel Marshall, 19, at 411 Hamilton St. NE. Marshall is currently being held in Loudoun County Jail on an unrelated armed robbery charge.