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RE: [MPD-5D] FW: Additional Charges Made in the Homicide and Aggravated Assault in the 2700 Block of Connecticut Avenue, NW

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  • Smith, Walter L. (OAG)
    Thanks! From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Lanier, Cathy (MPD) Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2012 9:17 PM To:
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      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Lanier, Cathy (MPD)
      Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2012 9:17 PM
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      Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] FW: Additional Charges Made in the Homicide and Aggravated Assault in the 2700 Block of Connecticut Avenue, NW


      It was a senseless crime Kathy. I am glad the officers and detectives were able to make a swift arrest. Very sad loss of life.

      Cathy L. Lanier
      Chief of Police
      Washington, D.C.
      (202) 727-4218


      On Nov 18, 2012, at 7:54 PM, "khenderson029@...<mailto:khenderson029@...>" <khenderson029@...<mailto:khenderson029@...>> wrote:


      This is a truly senseless and tragic crime that should not have happened. I am glad the police were able to quickly apprehend all the suspects.

      Kathy Henderson
      Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®
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      Subject: [MPD-5D] FW: Additional Charges Made in the Homicide and Aggravated Assault in the 2700 Block of Connecticut Avenue, NW





      Contact: Officer Tisha Gant (202-727-4383)

      November 18, 2012
      Additional Charges Made in the
      Homicide and Aggravated Assault
      In the 2700 Block of Connecticut Avenue, NW

      (Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing which occurred in the 2700 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW.

      On Saturday, November 17, 2012, at approximately 1:17 am, units from the Second District and Metro Transit Police responded for a report of an aggravated assault inside the Woodley Park Metro Station located in the 2700 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW. Upon arrival, they located two adult male victims, one of which was suffering from an apparent stab wound. Units from both agencies were able to quickly detain nine suspects. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived and transported both victims to a local hospital where the first victim succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead. The second victim was admitted in stable condition.


      The investigation revealed that the decedent was a victim of a robbery in the area of the 1800 block of Columbia Road, NW. After the robbery he, along with other individuals, proceeded to the Woodley Park Metro Station. Once inside, they encountered the suspects involved in the robbery. An altercation ensued and the suspects assaulted the decedent for a second time and robbed and assaulted the second victim. During this assault, the decedent was fatally stabbed.


      The decedent is identified as 18 year-old Olijawon Griffin of Olney, Maryland.



      On Saturday, November 17, 2012, nine arrests were made. Seven juvenile males were initially charged with aggravated assault, one juvenile male was charged with aggravated assault and robbery, and a 17 year-old male was charged with Murder Two while Armed in connection with the fatal stabbing of Olijawon Griffin.



      In regards to the second victim who was transported to an area hospital and was admitted in stable condition, the 17 year-old male that was charged with Murder Two While Armed, has also been charged with Aggravated Assault and Robbery Force and Violence. The other eight juvenile males involved have also been charged with Aggravated Assault and Robbery Force and Violence.



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