THE DISTRICT
Woman shot in March dies from wounds

D.C. police say a 42-year-old woman has died of complications from a gunshot wound she received in March, and they are now investigating her death as a homicide.

Police said officers were called to a report of a shooting in the 200 block of Wayne Place SE, where they found a woman with a gunshot wound inside a residence.

She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The woman was later identified as Yashika Green of Southeast Washington.

She died Friday, and an autopsy Saturday determined the cause of death to be a result of the shooting.

— Rachel Siegel

Two killed in separate shootings in Southeast

D.C. police are investigating two shootings in Southeast Washington within a 12-hour period that left two people dead.

In the first incident, police said a 42-year-old man was found in the 5000 block of H Street about 9:45 p.m. Friday. According to a police report, officers who arrived at the scene found a man with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest. He was unconscious and not breathing.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

He was later identified as Andre Jahmal Johnson of Southeast Washington.

On Saturday, police said they were called to the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace about 8:16 a.m. for a report of a shooting.

There they found Shameka Delephine Jones, 32, of Southeast Washington.

Police said Jones had been shot at a residence there. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ronald Randolph Jr., 40, also of Southeast Washington, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed.

Police did not provide information about a possible motive in the shooting.

— Rachel Siegel

and Sharif Hassan

Woman pleads guilty in beating death

A 67-year-old District woman Friday pleaded guilty to fatally beating her 63-year-old boyfriend with a baseball bat in her Northeast Washington apartment this year.

Thomasine Bennett pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the Feb. 17 death of Walter M. Clark, whose body was found in the hallway closet of her apartment in the 700 block of 21st Street NE in the Carver Langston neighborhood.

Police were called to Bennett’s apartment to investigate a call about trouble inside the residence. While in the apartment, police discovered Clark’s body curled up and covered with multiple bruises. The closet door had been barricaded with a two-by-four.

An autopsy revealed Clark died from multiple force trauma. Bennett has remained in the D.C. jail since her arrest.

Bennett is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 22 by Judge Jose M. Lopez, should the judge agree to accept Bennett’s plea deal.

As part of the plea agreement, Bennett faces 10 years in prison.

— Keith L. Alexander

MARYLAND
10-year-old girl’s death ruled homicide

The case of a 10-year-old girl who died of head injuries she suffered a decade before has been declared a homicide, Prince George’s County police said.

Elanis Milfort was 6 months old when she was the victim of child abuse and suffered head-injury trauma on June 8, 2006, police said.

In March 2016, Elanis died three days after undergoing spinal surgery connected to the injuries she sustained as an infant, police said.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the District determined last month that the girl’s death was a homicide, police said.

It is unclear why there was a delay between the girl’s death and the homicide ruling.

Her father, Lionel Milfort, was convicted of child abuse and served a prison sentence, from which he was released in 2014.

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office is screening the case to determine whether he should face additional charges in the girl's death, police said.

— Lynh Bui

Man’s shooting death is ruled a homicide

The case of a man who was wounded in a 2015 shooting and died two years later has been declared a homicide, Prince George’s County police said.

Delonio Richburg, 22, of Annapolis was shot at about 1:30 a.m. along with another man on July 26, 2015, in the 3500 block of Hubbard Road, police said. They were admitted to a hospital in critical condition but were later released.

Richburg was taken to a hospital for a medical emergency on July 1 and died, police said. A medical examiner later determined he died of complications from the shooting and declared the case a homicide, police said.

The shooting was not random, police said.

— Lynh Bui