D.C. Council passed an emergency crime bill. Here’s what it would do.

The measure calls for more pretrial detention of adults and kids, and establishes new crimes.

By Emily Davies and Meagan FlynnJuly 12, 2023

Ky. teacher killed during possible robbery at Catholic University, records say

Court records revealed new details about the killing of Maxwell Emerson, outlining the extended encounter he had with his attacker.

By Keith L. AlexanderJuly 12, 2023

2 teenagers charged in Arlington fentanyl death

One of the 19-year-olds from Northern Virginia is charged with manslaughter, the other with being an accessory after the fact.

By Salvador RizzoJuly 12, 2023

Vehicle fleeing Secret Service kills pedestrian near White House, officials say

Police said a 75-year-old man from Philadelphia died, and a 13-year-old girl was wounded.

By Peter HermannJuly 12, 2023

Family identifies body of Gaithersburg man found in creek, police say

Police said the family of a man last seen leaving his home in Gaithersburg have identified his body after it was found in a creek.

By Omari DanielsJuly 12, 2023

Man shot, killed in Oxon Hill convenience store, police say

According to an initial investigation, the victim was working at the store at the time, police said.

By Omari Daniels and Jasmine HiltonJuly 12, 2023

Teens buying ghost guns online, with deadly consequences

Dozens of teens have bought, built and shot ghost guns in recent years, and a federal attempt to regulate sales has faltered.

By Tom Jackman and Emily DaviesJuly 12, 2023

Police arrest man in killing of Ky. teacher on Catholic University campus

Maxwell Emerson, a Kentucky teacher, was shot July 5 on the campus of Catholic University in D.C. during what his family says was a random robbery.

By Peter HermannJuly 11, 2023

D.C. Council passes emergency public safety legislation

The council voted in favor of the measure 12-1, though its chairman suggested the mayor needed to do more herself to combat rising crime.

By Meagan Flynn and Peter HermannJuly 11, 2023

Jury finds D.C. police officer guilty of sexually assaulting child

Charles Johnson II faces the possibility of life in prison after being convicted of 13 crimes.

By Keith L. AlexanderJuly 11, 2023

Suspect charged with killing 2 marijuana delivery drivers in D.C.

Corde Fitzhugh-Clingman, 22, of Hyattsville, Md., was charged with two counts of first-degree murder while armed in the killings.

By Peter HermannJuly 11, 2023

D.C. mayor tries to shore up support for crime bill ahead of vote

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser urged lawmakers to pass emergency legislation that would stiffen some criminal laws, a day ahead of a scheduled vote.

By Michael Brice-Saddler, Meagan Flynn and Peter HermannJuly 10, 2023

Teen arrested after bringing loaded gun to Md. high school, police say

A 17-year-old is charged with weapons offenses after police say he brought a loaded gun to summer school.

By Jasmine Hilton and Nicole AsburyJuly 10, 2023

Man is fatally stabbed in Seat Pleasant

Seat Pleasant Police responded to reports of a stabbing at the 5900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Highway about 4:15 p.m. Saturday, police said.

By Mary Claire Molloy and Jasmine HiltonJuly 10, 2023

Man dies of injuries in Prince George’s shooting

The 31-year-old was shot in June and died at a hospital Saturday, according to police.

By Jasmine HiltonJuly 10, 2023

Man is fatally shot in Northeast D.C., police say

Police are investigating the killing of a 30-year-old in Northeast Washington.

By Jack StriplingJuly 9, 2023

Man is fatally shot in District, police say

A man was shot and killed Friday afternoon in Northeast Washington.

By Martin Weil and Jack StriplingJuly 9, 2023

He served the Army in Afghanistan. He was killed driving for Lyft in D.C.

Hundreds flocked to the funeral of Nasratullah Ahmad Yar, 31, who fled Afghanistan for the United States in fear for his life.

By Susan SvrlugaJuly 8, 2023

Man fatally shot in downtown Silver Spring garage, police say

Police responded to multiple calls around 2:40 a.m. that shots had been fired inside a Montgomery County public parking garage, authorities said.

By Heidi Pérez-MorenoJuly 8, 2023

Fairfax man shot and killed by friend who called to confess, police say

Police said they have taken a 40-year-old Herndon man into custody who they said was a friend of the victim.

By Omari DanielsJuly 8, 2023