3 dead, 15 injured after flurry of weekend shootings around DC

D.C. police are investigating three deadly shootings that happened Saturday — part of a violent weekend in the District that saw a dozen shootings that left 15 others injured.

The first deadly shooting happened at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, on 53rd Street SE. D.C. police officers found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Juwaun Williams, 20, of Southeast, was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Two other men are being treated for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

Around 4:30 p.m., 20-year-old Kendall Brown, of Hyattsville, Maryland, was killed in a shooting that happened in a residence on Nelson Place near 30th Street SE.

On Sunday, 22-year old Amard Jefferson, of Fort Washington, Maryland, was picked up and charged with second-degree murder in connection with Brown’s shooting death.

Around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, officers were flagged down after a man with an apparent gunshot wound was found in a vehicle on 49th Street  and Bass Place SE. James Beckham, 69, of Suitland, Maryland, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Two men were shot in the 700 block of Kenilworth Avenue NE around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, the first in a string of early morning shootings.

Two hours later, officers showed up to the 200 block of 37th Place SE for a reported shooting and found a wounded woman. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

And at 3:10 a.m. Sunday, a shooting in the 3700 block of New York Avenue NE left three men with non-life threatening gunshot injuries.

D.C. police reported two shootings Friday, five Saturday and five more Sunday.

WTOP’s Zeke Hartner and Thomas Robertson contributed to this report.

Anna Gawel

Anna Gawel joined WTOP in 2020 and works in both the radio and digital departments. Anna Gawel has spent much of her career as the managing editor of The Washington Diplomat, which has been the flagship publication of D.C.’s diplomatic community for over 25 years.

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