A 31-year-old man has died after being stabbed Monday night in front of a convenience store in Southwest Washington, police said Tuesday.
The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SW, near the southern tip of the District. The victim has been identified as David Thomas Neal of Southeast.
Police said the victim was stabbed several times in a parking lot near the intersection with South Capitol Street. Neal was pronounced dead at 10:09 p.m. at a hospital.
— Peter Hermann
Prosecutors in Virginia said Tuesday that the fatal police shooting of a man during a May traffic stop was justified, and that the officers involved will not face charges.
On May 17, Arlington police officers learned that a wanted man, 28-year-old Daniel George Boak, of Centreville, Va., was driving south on the highway, in a Ford F-150, a letter from the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington County and the City of Falls Church said.
In heavy, rush-hour traffic, officers tried to stop Boak, who was alone in the vehicle, and told him to throw his car keys out the window, the letter said. Boak eluded the officers, speeding away on the shoulder of I-395 and leaving the highway at Glebe Road, where he got stuck in traffic on the exit ramp, according to the letter.
Prosecutors said two officers approached Boak’s vehicle from the front and ordered him to show his hands, but he did not comply and tried to ram the vehicle into one of the officers, pinning her against another vehicle until she fired at him.
The other officer also opened fire, according to prosecutors. Boak was hit four times and died about an hour later at the hospital.
— Justin Wm. Moyer
City leaders in Richmond are announcing efforts intended to help stem a recent uptick in deadly gun violence.
The city’s mayor, police chief, top prosecutor and public housing authority chief executive held a news conference Tuesday morning where they announced the efforts. The changes include increased foot patrols in one public housing community and better lighting and new cameras at others.
The news conference came after a stretch of nine fatal shootings in eight days.
Police Chief Alfred Durham said officers need more help from the community. He added residents are too reluctant to speak out when a crime is committed.
Durham said the city has had 46 homicides so far this year.
Last year, the city reported 61, making 2016 Richmond’s deadliest year in a decade.
— Associated Press