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D.C. records first homicide in two weeks

- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Police are investigating an fatal overnight stabbing in the Petworth area of Northwest Washington.

Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, officers from the Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 5300 block of 8th Street Northwest for a report of a stabbing, according to police officials. A man suffering from a stab wound was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Police identified the man as Marcellus Terrell Bailey, 24, of Northwest. As of Wednesday afternoon, no suspects were in custody.

The slaying breaks the District's two-week stretch without any homicides. The killing marked the 63rd homicide of the year, MPD spokesman Sgt. Raul Mendez said. The last reported homicide was the slaying of Myles "Lashay" Mclean on July 20.

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