Victim Identified D.C. police yesterday identified a man who was found fatally shot and badly burned early June 19 in Northeast Washington as 21-year-old Darren Carter.

Police said they have been stymied in their search for clues in the killing of Carter, who was discovered about 3 a.m. in the 1200 block of Linden Place NE. He had been shot and then set afire, suffering burns over 60 percent of his body, police said.

Police said Carter had been shot in the leg in the same neighborhood five days before he was killed. Police urged anyone with information about the killing to call them at 202-645-9600 or 202-727-9099.

July 4 Slaying A Bowie man was fatally wounded while watching Fourth of July fireworks at the playground of a Northeast Washington elementary school, police said.

Naurice Bland, 35, of the 3500 block of Essington Court was with several people when he was approached by a masked gunman who opened fire about 10:10 p.m. Monday, police said. The gunman then stood over Bland and fired again, police said. Bland was taken to Washington Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead about 35 minutes later.


* A 26-year-old man was fatally shot early yesterday in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. Police said Walter D. Perry was found shot about 2:15 a.m. in the 2900 block of Eighth Street SE.


Teen Charged in Rape A Woodlawn area woman was raped in her apartment early Sunday by a male who threatened her baby with a knife, and police later arrested a 16-year-old from the neighborhood, Fairfax County police said yesterday.

The 25-year-old woman told police that a man wearing a red bandana over his face appeared in her bedroom about 2:30 a.m., wielding a paring knife and threatening to harm her baby, according to court records. The woman, who police said lives off Frye Road near Richmond Highway, was raped twice, and the assailant took two pieces of jewelry and $38 in cash, according to a search warrant affidavit.

Later Sunday morning, police visited an apartment on Madge Lane and were allowed inside. They found the woman's jewelry in a back bedroom, the affidavit said, and arrested a 16-year-old resident. He was charged with abduction, burglary and two counts of rape, and was being held last night in the Fairfax juvenile jail.

ATM Theft Two men wearing bandanas over their faces were caught on surveillance videotape using a backhoe to steal an automated teller machine at a Woodbridge bank Sunday morning, Prince William County police said yesterday.

The men wrapped a chain around the machine at the Bank of America in the 1700 block of Old Bridge Road and pulled it out of the ground between 3 and 3:30 a.m., police said. Police did not know how much money was inside, but the machine was worth $55,000, they said.

After police responded when the alarm sounded, they found the backhoe behind the bank. The ATM is still missing. Police said the backhoe had been stolen from a construction site in Lorton. In March, a man was caught on videotape trying to steal an ATM at the same bank, but he fled after being unable to move it. The suspects in Sunday's theft were still at large.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.