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Arrest made in Homicide: 4700 Block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast (Deanwood Metro Station)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing that occurred in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast (Deanwood Metro Station) on Monday, April 11, 2016.

At approximately 11:04 am, Members of the Sixth District responded to a call for an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, they located a juvenile male suffering from an apparent stab wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  All lifesaving efforts proved futile, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced.

The victim has been identified as 15-year-old John Rufus Evans III, of Northeast, DC.

On Monday, April 11, 2016 at approximately 7:55 pm, members of the Homicide Branch arrested 18-year-old Jovante Hall of Northeast, DC and charged him with Second Degree Murder while Armed.