Homicide: 2900 Block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Southeast


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, April 5, 2019, in the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Southeast.

At approximately 12:28 am, members of the Seventh District responded, to the listed location, for the report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 49 year-old Edwin Richardson, of Southeast, DC.

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.