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Suspect Arrested for Five Homicides

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Suspect Arrested for Five Homicides

A suspect has been charged in several homicides, the oldest dating back to 1994.

The Metropolitan Police Department announced today a suspect has been arrested in connection with five homicides, the oldest case dating back to 1994.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

On the afternoon of Thursday, July 8, 2010, 35-year-old Ronald T. Brisbon, Jr. of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Southeast DC was arrested on three counts of First Degree Premeditated Murder While Armed and Two Counts of Murder One While Armed in five separate homicides. Brisbon was arrested at the Department’s Homicide Branch. He was being held at the DC Jail on unrelated charges.

“The closure of these cold cases continues to reinforce the message to criminals that you will not get away with murder in this city, no matter how much time has passed,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.

 

·        On Tuesday, October 11, 1994, members were dispatched to the 5000 block of Benning Road, SE for the report of a shooting. Awan Jackson, 18, was discovered in a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound and was later pronounced dead. Brisbon has been charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder in this case.

 

·        On Monday, November 9, 1998, police were dispatched to the 17th and A Streets SE for the report of a shooting. Reginald Winters,18, was found suffering from gunshot wounds and was subsequently pronounced dead.  Brisbon has been charged with Murder One While Armed in this case.

 

·        On Saturday, November 27, 1999, police were dispatched to the 1400 block of D Street, SE for the report of a shooting. Police discovered 18-year-old Dejuan Ray in a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead. Brisbon has been charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder While Armed in this case.

 

·        A second victim 19-year-old Jamar Adair, was also shot in the 1400 block of D Street, SE, on November 27, 1999. He succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, January 19, 2000. Brisbon has been charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder While Armed in this case.

 

·        On Monday, May 8, 2000, Sixth District officers were dispatched to the 4600 block of Hillside Road SE in response to a call of a foul odor. Officers discovered 41-year-old Marilyn Johnson, suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene by personnel from the Office of the DC Medical Examiner. This was closed in 2002. Brisbon is the second suspect in this closed case and has been charged with Murder One While Armed.

Families of victims are asked to contact the Homicide Branch at 202-645-9600.