Police Say 1 Man Linked to 5 Murders

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    NEWSLETTERS

    D.C. police believe they may have solved five homicides with the arrest of one man.

    Ronald T. Brisbon Jr., 35, of southeast Washington, was arrested on Thursday.  He was already being held at DC Jail for two other murders. 

    Police said Brisbon was involved in at least five fatal shootings dating back to 1994.

    • On Oct. 11, 1994, Awan Jackson, 18, was discovered in a vehicle in the 5000 block of Benning Road, SE, suffering from a gunshot wound and was later pronounced dead. Brisbon has been charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder in this case.
    • On Nov. 9, 1998, Reginald Winters,18, was found suffering from gunshot wounds near 17th and A streets, SE, and was subsequently pronounced dead. Brisbon has been charged with Murder One While Armed in this case.
    • On Nov. 27, 1999, police discovered 18-year-old Dejuan Ray in a vehicle in the 1400 block of D Street, SE, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead. Brisbon has been charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder While Armed in this case.
    • A second victim, 19-year-old Jamar Adair, was also shot in the 1400 block of D Street, SE. He died on Jan. 19, 2000. Brisbon has been charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder While Armed in this case.
    • On May 8, 2000, officers discovered 41-year-old Marilyn Johnson in the 4600 block of Hillside Road, SE, suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene by personnel from the Office of the DC Medical Examiner. This was closed in 2002. Brisbon is the second suspect in this closed case and has been charged with Murder One While Armed.

    Man Charged in 5 D.C. Murders

    [DC] Man Charged in 5 D.C. Murders
    D.C. police say they've solved a handful of cold cases.

    “The closure of these cold cases continues to reinforce the message to criminals that you will not get away with murder in this city, no matter how much time has passed,” said Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

    Families of victims are asked to contact the Homicide Branch at 202-645-9600.