Murder USA: Pedro Melendez Alvarado shot dead on I-295 during rush hour gunfire; woman shot dead; office bldg. guard assaulted on 14th St.

Road rage murder on 295 DC WJLA photoMurder on the Freeway

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rush hour traffic can be a real killer in the District.

Metropolitan Police reports that two vehicles which may have entered I-295 North from Virginia may have been involved in either road rage or a targeted act of murder.


Police say that they responded to the scene of a shooting in the northbound lanes of 295 at Exit 1 at 8:51 am on May 28, 2015 and found two adult males suffering from gunshots. Since one man was dead at the scene, only the injured man was taken to a hospital.

Cops canvas the highway WJLA Jeff Goldberg photo

Cops canvas the highway WJLA Jeff Goldberg photo

The dead male was identified as Pedro Melendez Alvarado of Alexandria, who police said was fifty years old.

This is the second case of an odd type of shooting to take place in recent days as Baltimore County Police report that a farmer operating a hay baler and sitting on his tractor, was hit by gunfire from a nearby road in Glen Arm, Md. The farmer was taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his arm.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.  Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Suspects Sought in Assault with Intent to Rob: 2900 block of 14th Street NW

(Washington, DC) The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three suspects in connection with an Assault with Intent to Rob offense that occurred on Tuesday, May 26. 2015 at approximately 12:50 pm, in the 2900 block of 14th Street NW.

The suspects can be seen in this video.

Reporter shot dead in Anacostia

MURDER USAWASHINGTON, D.C. — Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at approximately 9:41 pm.

Officers investigating the sound of gunshots in the area of Good Hope and Naylor Roads, Southeast, located an adult female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in the 2700 block of Good Hope Road, Southeast. The decedent was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The decedent has been identified as 27 year-old Charnice Milton of Southeast, DC.

WJLA in Washington reported that Milton was a reporter for Capital Community News. Managing Editor Andrew Lightman said, “We deeply regret the loss of our valuable colleague, Charnice Milton. Her death was senseless. She was an intrepid, talented community reporter. She covered ANC is Ward 6 and general news in Ward 7 & 8. Our readers will miss her contributions.”

Milton’s parents say she was a dedicated journalist and Christian.

They say she overcame speech problems early in life to get a full communications scholarship to Ball State University after graduating from Bishop McNamara High. She eventually received a masters degree from Syracuse.


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