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Second Wanted Suspect Apprehended in Fatal Northwest Stabbing

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

The Metropolitan Police Department announces the arrest of a second suspect in a fatal stabbing in Northwest.


On Friday, April 5, 2024, at 11:21 p.m., Fourth District officers responded to the 1300 block of Peabody Street, Northwest, for the report of an unconscious person inside of an apartment.  Responding officers located an adult male, inside of the residence, suffering from stab wounds.  DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and after finding no signs of life, the man was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 53-year-old Fasil Teklemariam, of Northwest, D.C. 


On Monday, July 1, 2024, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 22-year-old Tiffany Taylor Gray of Bowie, MD in Prince George’s County. Gray was wanted on a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging her with First Degree Murder while Armed-Felony Murder. Gray will go through the extradition process and will be returned to Washington, DC., where she will face charges.


Previously, on Friday, June 21, 2024, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of MPD’s Fugitive Unit took custody of a 19-year-old woman of no fixed address, and she was charged with First Degree Murder while Armed-Felony Murder


This case remains under investigation.  Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.  The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent crime committed in the District of Columbia. 


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