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Arrest Made in Homicide: Unit Block of M Street, Southeast

Monday, November 23, 2015

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing that occurred on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at approximately 7:50 pm in the unit block of M Street, Southeast.

Members of the First District were flagged down in the area for an assault on an adult male victim who was suffering from a stab wound.  DC Fire and EMS members arrived on the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital.  On Sunday, November 22, 2015 all lifesaving efforts failed and the victim succumbed to his injuries. 

The decedent has been identified as 54-year-old James Neal of Southwest, DC.  

After investigation, on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at approximately 9:00 pm, detectives arrested 35-year-old Daniel Scott of Southeast, DC.  After Mr. Neal’s death, Mr. Scott was charged with First Degree Murder While Armed.