Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing, which occurred in the 4900 block of East Capitol Street, Northeast.
On Thursday, February 2, 2012, at approximately 8:13 pm, a Metro Transit Police Officer was flagged down for an assault at a bus stop in the 4900 block of East Capitol Street, Northeast. Upon arrival, the officer located the victim, who was unconscious and unresponsive suffering from a stab wound. Units from the Sixth District and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital and was admitted in critical condition. On Friday, February 3, 2012, at 2:35 am, the victim was pronounced dead.
The victim has been identified as 23-year-old JaParker Jones of Northeast, Washington, DC, who is also known as “Deoni” and “Logan.” Detectives released a video and sought the public's assistance in identifying a person of interest in this case. On Friday, February 10, 2012, at approximately 2:25 pm, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 55-year-old Gary Niles Montgomery of Northeast, DC pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, charging him with Murder Two while Armed in the homicide of JaParker Jones.
MPD wishes to thank members of the media for publicizing this case and members of the public for their assistance, as well.