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D.C. Police Report Two More Homicides

The D.C. Police Department is reporting that two men were recently killed in the District.

On May 3, 26-year-old Marvin Acosta-Arguet was found suffering from a fatal stab wound. The police report:

"At approximately 6:10 pm, on May 3, 2009, members assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District and D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the 800 block of Crittenden Street, NW for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, they located 26-year-old Marvin Acosta-Argueta, of the 900 block of Decatur Street, NW, lying on the sidewalk and suffering from an apparent stab wound to the body. He was subsequently pronounced dead on the scene by a representative of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office for the District of Columbia.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E] (1-888-919-2746)."

On May 1, a man was gunned down on Martin Luther King Avenue SE. The D.C. Police state in a press release:

"The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE. The victim has been identified as 44-year-old Earl Reeves of the 1300 block of Stevens Road, SE.

At approximately 11:41 pm on Friday, May 1, 2009, members assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Seventh District and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue, SE for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located Mr. Reeves suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds. He was immediately taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E] (1-888-919-2746)."

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