A man attacked by an ax-wielding stranger said that no words were exchanged before the assault outside the Benning Road Metro station Friday, according to court documents.
Authorities said the suspect, Stacey Fenner, 25, of Southeast Washington, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. He faces a July 11 hearing.
About 10:30 p.m. Friday, the victim told police that he was walking past Fenner, who turned and swung an ax four times, hitting the victim on the biceps and back, charging documents state.
A witness grabbed the ax before alerting nearby police, court records show. Fenner was ordered to the ground, did not comply and was pepper-sprayed, which did not affect him, court documents say, before he lunged at an officer who subdued him.
The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan said Saturday.
Fenner’s attorney, Chiemeka C. Opaigbeogu, declined to comment Tuesday.
— Rachel Chason
D.C. police have identified a man found dead Sunday in an apartment building in Northwest Washington that caught fire Saturday.
The body of Edwin Romero, 34, was found in a top-floor apartment where the three-alarm fire originated, said D.C. Fire Chief Gregory M. Dean. The cause and manner of death have not been determined, and police are investigating, a spokeswoman said.
The blaze displaced about 200 residents from a complex in the 1300 block of Peabody Street.
— Ellie Silverman
A second child died in an apparent drowning in Loudoun County after the death of his twin at a family pool.
The 2-year-olds — Liam and Kaydan Aristhomene — apparently drowned in the pool on Acorn Court in Sterling about 11 a.m. Saturday, officials said.
The twins were found unconscious in the pool by a relative and taken to a hospital. Kaydan died Saturday. Liam, who had been in critical condition, died Monday, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident is being investigated. “All indications are that this is a tragic accident,” said Kraig Troxell, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
— Dana Hedgpeth