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Decedent Identified and Suspects Wanted in a Homicide: 700 Block of 14th Street, Southeast

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred on Sunday, April 28, 2019, in the 700 block of 14th Street, Southeast.


At approximately 11:42 pm, members of the First District and the Metro Transit Police Department responded to the listed location for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, members located an unconscious adult male, suffering from multiple stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 40-year-old Jamal Ferrell, of Southeast, DC.


The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in locating 18 year-old Jada Jena Smith and 18 year-old Xavier Dontrell Culbreth. Smith is currently wanted on a DC Superior Court arrest warrant for Armed Robbery. She is described as an 18 year-old black female, 5’1 tall, 110 pounds, brown eyes, blonde hair and a light complexion. Culbreth is currently wanted on a DC Superior Court arrest warrant for First Degree Murder while Armed. He is described as an 18 year-old black male, 5’7 tall, 145 pounds, brown eyes, dreadlocks and a dark complexion. Smith and Culbreth can be seen in the photos below respectively:




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 responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.