WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Suspected Petworth Attacker Held Without Bond

Play associated audio
Michael Davis, 19, is charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill while armed.
Justin McGregor: http://www.flickr.com/photos/skippytpe/3366481352/
Michael Davis, 19, is charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill while armed.

A fifth person reports being attacked in the District's Petworth neighborhood. Meanwhile, one suspect has been charged with two of five similar assaults that have happened there over a three-day period. 

Michael Davis, 19, of Northwest D.C. is charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill while armed.

In one of the assaults, Davis is accused of striking a woman in the head with a hammer. Shortly after that, assault police chased a suspect, recovering a backpack he dropped containing a hammer. The Metropolitan Police Department continues to investigate that assault and the four similar attacks in Petworth last week, including the one that killed 66-year old Denver native Gary Dederichs.

The latest and 5th victim reports being struck with an object Thursday afternoon near the intersection of 2nd and Ingraham streets NW, investigators say.

Michael Davis is the younger brother of NFL players Vernon and Vontae Davis. He appeared Saturday in D.C. Superior Court, where Davis was ordered held without bond pending a preliminary hearing May 11. 

NPR

In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
WAMU 88.5

D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

WAMU 88.5

Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

NPR

Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.