D.C. police on Thursday arrested a second suspect in the March killing of a 27-year-old man in the Washington Highlands neighborhood of Southeast Washington.
Antwain Bailey, 47, of Temple Hills, Md., was charged with first-degree murder while armed. The first suspect, Anthony Wade, 29, of Southeast Washington, was arrested in March and charged with second-degree murder while armed.
The shooting occurred March 9 shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Chesapeake Street SE. The victim, Aubrey Dansbury, 27, of Southeast, died March 17 at a hospital.
Police have not divulged a possible motive.
— Peter Hermann
An armed security guard was robbed of his weapon Thursday night outside a library in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police.
The incident occurred about 9:15 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dorothy I. Height-Benning Neighborhood Library in the 3900 block of Benning Road NE. The library had closed at 9 p.m.
Police said the guard was walking to his vehicle in back of the library when he was approached from behind by a man who held a dark metal object to the victim’s head. The guard quoted the attacker as saying, “This is a gun. This is a revolution. I want your gun! Get on the ground,” according to the police report.
The guard told police he got on the ground and the assailant got on top of him, held the metal object to the back of his head and struggled to unstrap the guard’s weapon from the holster attached to his belt. The guard said the man unstrapped it and took the gun — a 9 mm Glock.
Police said the man jumped a concrete barrier and ran eastward.
— Peter Hermann
A former Alexandria resident was charged Thursday with voter registration fraud after falsifying applications while working for a local advocacy group, prosecutors said.
In the spring, Vafalay Massaquoi, 30, fabricated the applications while working for a group that sought to register new voters, forging forms and inventing names of applicants, the Alexandria commonwealth’s attorney said in a statement.
The forms were filed with the Alexandria Office of the General Registrar, which alerted the commonwealth’s attorney, the statement said.
Although prosecutors did not name the advocacy group Massaquoi worked for, the progressive group New Virginia Majority confirmed he had been an employee. The organization said he had been terminated because he “failed to meet our high standards.”
The Alexandria registrar’s office said the applications Massaquoi submitted were not used.
— Justin Wm. Moyer