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Homicide in the 1900 Block of 9th Street, NW

Friday, May 28, 2010
A 40-year-old Silver Spring man has been fatally stabbed.

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing which occurred in the 1900 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>9th Street, NW.<?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 alerted at 9th and U Streets, NW by a citizen who directed the officers to a male who was lying on the sidewalk in front of 1936 9th St., NW. The victim was suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene, transported the victim to HowardUniversityHospital where he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead at approximately 3:04 am. The victim’s remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.


The victim in this case has been identified as 40-year-old Assefaw Teweld Hagos of  Silver Spring, Maryland.


Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the 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.