Va. man charged with stabbing death of man in Northwest DC

WASHINGTON — A Quantico, Virginia, man has been placed under arrest and charged with the murder of a D.C. man at an apartment building near the Naval Observatory.

According to D.C. police, officers responded to a trouble call at the Garfield House apartments on the 2800 block of Wisconsin Avenue Northwest shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday.

Once inside the building, officers found 36-year-old Vongell Carden Lugo in a hallway. He had been stabbed multiple times. Lugo was pronounced dead at the scene.

After an investigation, 26-year-old Collin Potter, who was at the apartment building when officers arrived, was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

A spokesperson for Lugo’s employer, TransPerfect, issued a statement about his death.

“We are deeply saddened and shaken by this senseless tragedy. Vongell was a friend to many and a dedicated, respected, and loved member of the Transperfect family,” the statement reads. “Our thoughts, prayers, and profound sympathies go out to his family and to all whose lives he touched.”

Police are not yet releasing a motive for the stabbing.

Lugo’s body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Mike Murillo

Mike Murillo is a reporter and anchor at WTOP. Before joining WTOP in 2013, he worked in radio in Orlando, New York City and Philadelphia.

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