The District

Man Slain An 18-year-old man was fatally shot in Northeast Washington early yesterday, D.C. police said.

Brian Thomas was found dead by officers about 2:15 a.m. in the 700 block of Oglethorpe Street NE, police said. Thomas, who lived in that block, had been shot several times, police said.

Moments after the shooting, officers stopped a car being driven by a man who had also been shot. Police would not provide the man's name because they consider him a witness. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Detectives believe the wounded man and Thomas might have been shot during the same incident on Oglethorpe Street, police said.

Phony Doctor A 55-year-old health worker who was convicted of practicing medicine without a license and sexually abusing two women during gynecological exams was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison.

Richard Afolabi-Brown, formerly of Gaithersburg, was convicted in September after a trial before D.C. Superior Court Judge Rafael Diaz.

According to prosecutors, Afolabi-Brown was presenting himself as a doctor despite having met only some of the requirements to work as a physician's assistant.


Jury Deadlocks An Alexandria Circuit Court jury deadlocked yesterday in the murder trial of a 25-year-old city man accused of killing a friend. Prosecutors said the case will be tried again in the fall.

The jury -- composed of 11 women and one man -- deliberated for 17 hours before Judge Richard J. Jamborsky declared the case against Eric F. Jones a mistrial. Sources said one person voted to acquit.

Corey M. Hargrow, 21, was shot several times March 8, twice in the back, in the 700 block of North Fayette Street.

Fairfax Slaying A McLean man was shot to death in the Huntington area of Fairfax County on Thursday night, and police soon arrested a friend of the man and charged him with murder.

Anthony Sherbaf, 20, of the 8100 block of Birnam Wood Drive, was visiting a friend in the 6100 block of Beech Tree Drive about 8 p.m. when he was shot in the upper body, police said. Sherbaf was dead inside the house when police arrived, Officer Bud Walker said.

Police said Brendan Klos, 21, was at the house. After being questioned by detectives, he was charged in a warrant early yesterday. He was being held last night without bond at the Fairfax jail.

Police said they found a gun in the house. Walker said police did not know of a motive for the shooting.

Sherbaf's death was the 13th homicide in Fairfax this year; there were 10 homicides in the county all last year.

Beltway Abandonment The preliminary hearing for a woman accused of leaving her 4-year-old son on the side of the Capital Beltway was postponed yesterday so that she might undergo a mental evaluation.

Channoah A. Green, 22, was arrested July 26 after a traffic accident north of Richmond. In Fairfax County, the boy told police that he was pushed out of the car in the Falls Church area for misbehaving and that the car bumped him as it pulled away and he tried to get back in.

Green, of Newport News, was charged with felony child neglect and hit and run. Her preliminary hearing in Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court was rescheduled to Nov. 18. Green is being held in the Fairfax jail; her son is in foster care in Fairfax.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.