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Arrest Made in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon Offense: 1200 Block of U Street, Northwest

Monday, March 6, 2023


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Third District announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon offense that occurred on Sunday, March 5, 2023, in the 1200 block of U Street, Northwest.


At approximately 11:01 pm, the suspect and victim were engaged in an altercation, inside an establishment, at the listed location. The suspect brandished a bat and assaulted the victim. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.


On Sunday, March 5, 2023, 32-year-old Laquesha Whitley, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.