D.C. police arrested a man who allegedly stabbed a funeral mourner Thursday. The motive may be a case of retaliation.
A man in a wheelchair was stabbed repeatedly after attending a funeral in southeast D.C.
Court documents indicate the attack might have been motivated by revenge.
Last week, 22-year old Reginald Williams was shot and killed near Yuma Street in the Southeast. Yesterday, a funeral service was held at the Delaware Ave. Baptist Church nearby, and the man in the wheel chair attended.
After paying his respects, he rolled out of the service and down the street. That's when he was assaulted by Kaleik Lawson, cousin of the murdered Reginald Williams, court papers say.
Police said Lawson stabbed the man in the wheelchair seven times. Authorities think that the family of murder victim believed that the man in the wheel chair was partially responsible for Williams' death.
Lawson has been charged with assault with intent to kill.
The man in wheelchair is in the hospital Friday night, fighting for his life.