Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing which occurred in the 1700 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Trinidad Avenue, NE.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
On Monday, June 7, 2010, at approximately 8:00 pm, units from the Fifth District were dispatched to the 1700 block of Trinidad Avenue, NE, to investigate the report of a stabbing. Upon their arrival, the officers located an unconscious male victim, suffering from an apparent stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the stabbing occurred in the 1200 block of Simms Place, NE.
The decedent has been identified as 36 year old Jermaine Jones of the 2000 block of Alabama Avenue, SE.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.