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Investigating 3 murders in 24 hours in D.C.

Tuesday - 5/1/2012, 5:18pm  ET

Andrew Mollenbeck, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - D.C. Police are investigating three murders from a 24-hour period, including one in which a driver was stabbed after getting in an argument outside his vehicle.

"These are just totally unrelated incidents that just happened to occur at this time," says Commander George Kucik, noting the murders span three different quadrants of the city. "There's no rhyme or reason for this," he says.

The last of those murders happened early Tuesday morning in the 500 block of Florida Avenue Northwest.

Dwayne Edward Brisbon, 33, had been driving down the street when he pulled over, got out and started arguing with someone. During that exchange, the suspect stabbed him, police believe.

"At this point our information is that the victim and the person who stabbed him were not known to each other," Kucik says.

Police do not have a motive in that murder.

"We're asking the public's help - if anyone was out in that area, it's somewhat of a busy area - if they happen to see anything to let us know," he says.

It is the twenty-eighth homicide in the city this year. That is still down five from this time one year ago.

The first in the string of murders involved a shooting in the 2200 block of Savannah Street, Southeast. The victim has been identified as Sandy Green III, 27.

About 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, police got a call for a stabbing in the 1600 block of Kenilworth Avenue, Southeast. That victim has been identified as 34-year-old Lamont Antonio Devore.

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