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Stabbing Is D.C.'s First Homicide of 2013

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    (Published Friday, Jan. 11, 2013)

    D.C. police are investigating the city’s first homicide of 2013.

    A man was stabbed in the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue SE about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

    Raasheem Jamal Rich, 38, of Northeast, was stabbed after an argument at a liquor store, police said.

    Police have what they hope is a significant lead, News4's Jackie Bensen reported. The people who fled the scene on foot left behind a blue minivan that was taken away as evidence.

    In 2012, D.C. had its lowest murder rate since the 1950s.