The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide of Assefaw Hagos, who was stabbed in the 1900 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>9th Street, NW. The case was closed on Sunday, May 30, 2010, when 48-year-old Samson Alemayhu was charged with First Degree Murder while Armed. Mr. Alemayhu was arrested at the Homicide Branch.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
On Friday, May 28, 2010 at approximately 2:19 am, a unit from the Third District was flagged down by a citizen at 9th and U Street, NW. The citizen directed the officers to a male who was lying on the sidewalk in the 1900 block of 9th Street, NW. The male was suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded and transported the victim to an area hospital.
At approximately 3:04 am, the victim succumbed to his injury and was pronounced.