Arrest Made in August 2019 Southwest Homicide

Crime Blotter: January 8th

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MPD Chief Peter Newsham speaks about the body found on the 200 block of M Street SW the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 30. Image: pscp.tv /Screenshot https://www.pscp.tv/w/1YpKkYOVQlwJj

An arrest has been made in a homicide that occurred on Friday, August 30, 2019, on the 200 block of M Street SW, police announced Jan. 8.

Maintenance crews found the body of 16-year-old Domonique Franklin, a resident of Southeast DC, a little after 8:30 a.m. Friday morning. The crew was returning to complete work on a unit in the Greenleaf Gardens Apartment Complex that they had begun the previous day.

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers said the body was found in an unoccupied unit in the mid-rise apartment building on the 200 block of M Street SW.  Police said at the time that it appears he was killed by a gunshot.

The decedent was later identified as 16-year-old Domonique Franklin, of Southeast, DC.

On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, a 17-year-old resident of Gaithersburg, MD, was arrested and charged as an adult with First Degree Murder while Armed.

In Other News

At 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 400 block of 21st Street NE on charges of Carrying A Pistol Outside a Home or Business in Violation of the 2014 Emergency Act.

At 2:31 p.m. Wednesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 800 block of H Street NE.

At 10:53 p.m. Wednesday, there was a robbery on the 600 block of G Street NE.

4 p.m. Wednesday, there was a robbery on the 100 block of L Street SE.

At 11:31 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1000 block of 17th Place NE on charges of Carrying A Pistol Outside a Home or Business in Violation of the 2014 Emergency Act.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include:

Brief description of the activity;

  • Date, time and location of the activity;
  • Physical identifiers of anyone you observed;
  • Descriptions of vehicles;
  • Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone;
  • Your name and contact information.

“As we continue to work with our community in the prevention of crime, we ask that if you see something suspicious you contact us immediately,” says First District Commander Morgan C. Kane, MPA.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on January 9th, 2020 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.