Police Identify Man Killed in Chinatown
A man killed in an apparent robbery behind an apartment building in Chinatown over the weekend has been identified as Zhen Liu Guo.
Police said Guo, 47, was found about 9 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot behind his apartment building in the 1300 block of Seventh Street NW. He had been shot three times and his wallet was missing. He died at Howard University Hospital early Sunday.
There have been several robberies of people who live in Guo's building, many of them Chinese immigrants, said Greg Chen, director of the Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. The residents and the office will host a meeting with police at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Chen said.
"I knew Mr. Guo personally," Chen said. "He was a typical family man who loved his family and children so much."
Woman Killed, Man Injured in Dispute
A Centreville woman was stabbed to death and her estranged husband was hospitalized with stab wounds last night in what police called a domestic dispute.
The incident happened about 7 p.m. in a home in the 6500 block of Wheat Mill Way, police said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The 41-year-old man was listed in serious condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital, hospital spokeswoman Lisa Wolfington said.
Police had few details last night, but said there was no third party involved in the stabbings. The names of the man and woman were not immediately released.
Man Pleads Guilty in Kingstowne Killing
After listening to a day of technical testimony in his murder trial, a 20-year-old Spotsylvania County man pleaded guilty yesterday in Fairfax County Circuit Court to second-degree murder and abduction in the beating death of a Kingstowne area man last summer.
Micah O. Bohn, of the 11200 block of Brock Road, became the fourth person convicted in the death of Justin R. Rhatigan, 21, of the 7700 block of Haynes Point Way. Fairfax Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Todd F. Sanders said Rhatigan sold $1,200 worth of phony Ecstasy pills to Bohn and his friends in June, and that Bohn's girlfriend, Lisa Panko, lured Rhatigan to her house in the 7300 block of Springleigh Way in the Kingstowne area several weeks later.
When Rhatigan arrived at Panko's house July 10, he was beaten with baseball bats by three men, Sanders said. Panko, 18, pleaded guilty in September to abduction. Joseph Kern, 23, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month, and Timothy Jerman, 21, was convicted of second-degree murder.
Bohn's trial began Monday with testimony from investigators and doctors. Bohn then entered his plea. He faces a minimum of five and a maximum of 50 years in prison on the two charges. "I want to apologize for being a part of this whole situation," Bohn told Circuit Court Judge Dennis J. Smith.
Youth Pastor Charged With Molesting Boy
Prince William County police arrested a 42-year-old youth pastor last week amid allegations that he had sexual contact with a 13-year-old boy.
E'dior Hamilton Fitzgerald-Dorsey, of Tenbury Court in Woodbridge, was arrested Friday and charged with carnal knowledge of a minor after the boy's parents reported at least two incidents to police detectives. According to police, Fitzgerald-Dorsey allegedly had sexual contact with the middle-schooler in October and again in mid-November.
A police spokeswoman, Sgt. Kim Chinn, said Fitzgerald-Dorsey is a youth pastor at a Prince William church and at a church in Maryland, but she declined to name the churches because the alleged crimes did not take place at either one. Chinn said the churches have been notified of his arrest.
Fitzgerald-Dorsey is being held at the county's Adult Detention Center on $10,000 bond.
Falls Church Man Charged With Assault
A 37-year-old Falls Church area man was arrested and charged with assault Monday after he allegedly prevented a woman from rescuing her daughter as she was being sexually assaulted.
Fairfax County police said a 13-year-old girl was walking by the home of Delores Humberto Romero, of the 6700 block of Westcott Road in the Westlawn neighborhood, when two men abducted her and took her to the back yard and molested her. The girl's mother, who was searching for the girl, tried to enter Romero's back yard, and police allege that Romero assaulted the woman to keep her from reaching her daughter.
Eventually the mother and daughter escaped together. Romero was arrested but was not charged in the sexual assault, which is under investigation, police said. The two men involved in the sexual assault have not been arrested, police say.
Boy Brought Gun to School, Police Say
A 13-year-old boy has been charged with carrying a deadly weapon on school property after he was caught taking a handgun to class, Prince George's County police said yesterday.
The boy was arrested Monday at Thomas Johnson Middle School in Lanham after a school security guard--acting on a tip from a student--found him in class with a .22-caliber Harrington & Richardson revolver, said Cpl. Tim Estes, a police department spokesman. The gun was not loaded and the boy did not have ammunition, Estes said. He said the boy was released to the custody of state juvenile justice authorities.