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Arrests Made in Multiple Homicides

(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced that several arrests have been made in five homicide cases the last three days in Washington, DC.

On Thursday, March 24, 2016, 24-year-old Tavon Stewart, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed.

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at approximately 3:11 pm, Members of the Seventh District responded to a call for a shooting in the 4200 block of 6th Street, Southeast. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

o The decedent was identified as 25-year-old Rudolph Garris, of Northeast, DC.
On Thursday, March 24, 2016, 32-year-old Alphonso Roberts, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed.

On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at approximately 4:00 pm, Members of the Seventh District responded to a call for a shooting in the 1900 block of 18th Street, Southeast. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment, where all lifesaving efforts failed.

o The decedent was identified as 23-year-old Maurico Walker, of Northeast, DC.
On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 29-year-old Ronald Bruce Thomas, of Oxon Hill, MD, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder While Armed.

On Saturday, May 18, 2013, at approximately 3:20 am, Members of the Fifth District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots in the unit block of S Street, Northeast. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

o The decedent was identified as 21-year-old Dontel Price, of Northeast, Washington, DC.
On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 a juvenile female of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed.

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at approximately 9:30 am, a Sixth District patrol officer was in the 4800 block of Benning Road, SE where he observed a physical altercation between two females. The officer stopped the altercation and observed the victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The officer requested DC Fire and EMS to respond to the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

o The decedent has been identified as 18-year-old Amanjanea La-Shell Whitley, of Southeast, DC.
On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 29-year-old Anthony Wade of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed.

On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at approximately 5:27 pm, Seventh District members were on patrol in the area of 800 block of Chesapeake Street, Southeast, when they heard the sound of gun shots. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. On March 17, 2016, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

o The decedent has been identified as 27-year-old Aubrey Dansbury, of Southeast, DC.

Public Information Office: 202-727-4383

March 25, 2016

Mayor Bowser Presents Fiscal Year 2017 ‘Fair Shot’ Budget Proposal to the DC Council

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser presented the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget and Financial Plan, entitled “A Fair Shot,” to the DC Council. This is the District’s 21st consecutive balanced budget and makes key investments in education, affordable housing, transportation, infrastructure, public safety, job training and employment services that give residents a fair shot at a pathway to the middle class.

These investments are key priorities as identified by District residents at the Mayor’s public engagement forums, which were held during the budget formulation process.

“In a city as prosperous as ours, every resident deserves a fair shot – no matter who you are, or what ward you live in,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “The Fair Shot Budget is geared toward making life better for Washingtonians today, as we prepare for a strong, healthy and prosperous future.”

Key investments in the FY 2017 Budget:

$100 million to the Housing Production Trust Fund, to continue the District’s record-setting production and preservation of affordable housing
An additional $220 million dollars for full modernizations of DCPS schools in FY 17 & 18, to ensure that school modernization is equitable and done right
$12 million for the Fire & Emergency Medical Services Third Party Ambulance Initiative(as part of EMS reform), which will put more ambulances out on the streets during peak times
$2.5 million to the Office of United Communications for additional training, call takers and dispatchers (also as part of EMS reform)
$75 million enhancement for schools (to account for enhanced programming, and a student enrollment increase)
$10 million to delay the TANF “cliff
$5.9 million for DC Corrections Reform, to better support returning citizens
$4.8 million for full funding of the Mayor Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program, for more than 12,000 14-21 year olds and 1,000 22-24 year olds

For more information on the Budget, visit mayor.dc.gov/FairShot.

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