D.C. Police investigating four weekend homicides


Four people were killed in D.C. over the weekend.

Police are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday in the 800 block of Varnum Street, N.W. Police responding to a report of gunshots found 28-year-old James Lamont Stewart of Capitol Heights, Md., suffering from gunshot wounds. He died a short time later.

At about 3:24 am, police were called to the unit block of O St., N.W., where they found an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He died at a local hospital and has not yet been identified.

On Saturday, two bodies were found inside a home after a fire had been extinguished.  The victims were identified as 60-year-old Joseph Burgess, of Southeast, and 50-year-old Regina Bowman, also of Southeast.

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.




-- News release from the Washington Metropolitan Police Dept.