Multiple weekend homicide investigations, only one arrest made

Washington-DC

WASHINGTON (WDVM) — The Metropolitan Police Department (M.P.D.) is investigating three separate homicide cases in Southeast, D.C., on Saturday, August 7.

One arrest has been made in the death of 20-year-old Kendall Brown of Hyattsville, Maryland. Brown was found dead around 4:30 p.m. on August 7 in the 3000 block of Nelson Place, Southeast. On Sunday, M.P.D. arrested 22-year-old Amard Jefferson of Fort Washington, Maryland, for murder in the second degree while armed.

Police are also investigating two other Saturday homicides. 20-year-old Juwaun Williams of Southeast, D.C., and 69-year-old James Beckham of Suitland, Maryland, died in those shootings. Early Saturday morning, Williams was found suffering from gunshot wounds on the 600 block of 53rd Street, Southeast. Saturday evening, Beckham was found lifeless by D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services after suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction in each homicide case.

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