The Metropolitan Police Department has announced an assault that occurred on Friday, August 30, 2013, at approximately 1:56 am at the Rendezvous Lounge in the 2200 block of 18th Street, Northwest, is now ruled a homicide.
On Friday, August 30, 2013, at approximately 1:56 am, Third District units responded to the 2200 block of 18th Street, Northwest, to investigate a report of an aggravated assault. Upon arrival on the scene, members located two adult males lying at the bottom of the stairs of the establishment. One male was unconscious and unresponsive and bleeding from the head and the other male was semi-conscious and was suffering from head injuries. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported both males to a local hospital where they were both admitted for treatment in critical condition.
On Friday, September 20, 2013, 45 year-old Rockwell John Flint of Northwest, DC succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. His remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy was performed. The cause of death was ruled as multiple blunt impact injuries and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.
On Thursday, November 14, 2013, members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch charged 37 year-old James Patterson Woods, pursuant to a District of Columbia Superior Court Arrest Warrant, with Involuntary Manslaughter in connection with the death of Rockwell Flint.