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Wednesday October 27th 2021

Arrest Made in Fatal D.C. Stabbing

Source, ABC 7 : WASHINGTON – D.C. police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal stabbing early Friday morning near U Street NW.

Police arrested 48-year-old Samson Alemayhu on Sunday. He was charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of Assefaw Hagos, who was found suffering from a stab wound about 2:19 a.m. Friday in the 1900 block of 9th Street NW, just south of 9th and U streets NW.

Hagos was rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

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  1. teddy says:

    Sometime after the dramatic conclusion to Game 5 of the NBA semifinals between the Phoenix Suns and the L.A. Lakers, Hagos, 40, asked the restaurant’s proprietor, Terfneh Kahsay, if he could go upstairs, where a card game was underway.

    When police arrived on the scene at approximately 2:19 a.m., Hagos was lying on the sidewalk outside the establishment, suffering from stab wounds. He later died.Witnesses say gambling + Illegal drug addiction is infesting the community.

    Kahsay told D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board on Wednesday that people often come over to his private second-floor residence above the restaurant for card games. The residential entrance sits outside, through a separate door from the restaurant.

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