Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred at 30th Street and Naylor Road, SE.
On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at approximately 7:58 pm, units from the Seventh District responded to the intersection of 30th Street and Naylor Road, SE, for the report of a stabbing. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 36-year-old Darnell Maurice Howard of Southeast, Washington, DC.
An investigation was conducted, which led to the arrest of 27-year-old Samuel Nelson of Southwest, DC. Mr. Nelson was charged with Murder Two while Armed for the stabbing death of Darnell Howard.