Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred on Saturday, April 13, 2019, in the 1000 block of Southern Avenue, Southeast.
At approximately 2:34 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located an 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 46 year-old Chester Belfield, of Temple Hills, MD.
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.