3 Dead in Homicide String

By Uriah Kiser
|  Sunday, Mar 6, 2011  |  Updated 10:42 AM EDT
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3 Dead in SE Homicide String

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Three homicides took place within several hours in southeast D.C. on Friday evening.

Shortly after 11:50 p.m. Friday, police were called to the 3000 block of Nelson Place in Southeast where they found the body of a woman who had been stabbed to death.

The victim was identified as 36-year-old Selina J. Knight of Southeast Washington.
She was found inside a home on Nelson Place where the stabbing occurred, police said Saturday.

Three hours later, gunfire killed a woman on the 4700 block of B Street.  Authorities said 36-year-old Vanessa McGee was the victim of what may have been a domestic dispute.  A suspect in the murder has been apprehended. 

Around 30 minutes later, police from the city’s seventh district were called to a home in the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace in Southeast.

There they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, and medical personnel called to the said the victim showed no signs of life, according to police.

The shooting victim has been identified as 20-year-old Henry Kelly of Southeast.

Police have not released information on possible suspects in the killings.

They have asked that anyone with information about the crimes contact D.C. Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

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