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2008 East End homicides are magnificently lower (UPDATED)

December 29, 2008 6:00 am by

According to the RPD’s Crime Incident Information site, there were 13 homicides in the 1st Precinct in 2008. This is down from 16 in 2007, 30 in 2006, and 32 in 2005. Three of the 16 were south of the river.

A few details jump out: Like last year, the police were consistently incredibly quick in making arrests for these incidents. (2) Most of the homicides in the East End are listed as CLEARED BY ARREST. (3) The great majority of the homicides occurred in the first half of the year.

UPDATED: Three incidents that are missing from the index are a street shooting of a 19-year-old on 27th Street in November, a matricide from October in Fulton, the shooting of a 5-year-old by a 10-year-old on M Street in August.

The map below indicates all of the homicides in the 1st Precinct in 2008 according to the RPD’s Crime Incident Information site. All of the incidents in the East End, including a few not on the map, are listed below.


East End Homicides 2008

  1. 01/11/2008
    JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE
    701 N 32ND ST
    EXCEPTIONAL CLEARANCE, PROSECUTION DECLINED
    robber killed on 32nd Street (CHPN 1/12/08)

  2. 01/25/2008
    MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
    2208 HILDRETH ST
    CLEARED BY ARREST

  3. 01/30/2008
    MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
    300 N 25TH ST
    CLEARED BY ARREST
    man found shot to death in 300 block of 25th (CHPN 1/30/08)

  4. 02/04/2008
    MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
    2519 FORD AVE
    CLEARED BY ARREST
    man wanted in deaths of cousins (CHPN 2/6/08)

  5. 02/11/2008
    MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
    1900 R ST
    02/11/2008
    ACTIVE
    murder on R Street (CHPN 2/12/08)

  6. 03/15/2008
    MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
    2101 N 21ST ST
    CLEARED BY ARREST

  7. 03/18/2008
    MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
    2387 AMBROSE ST
    CLEARED BY ARREST

  8. 04/02/2008
    MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
    1623 SPOTSYLVANIA ST
    CLEARED BY ARREST

  9. 06/11/2008
    MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
    2200 FAIRFIELD AVE
    CLEARED BY ARREST
    14-year-old Deshun Taylor shot on Fairfield Avenue (UPDATED) (CHPN 6/11/08)

  10. 07/24/2008
    MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
    2230 CREIGHTON ROAD
    CLEARED BY ARREST
    Henrico man picked up for suspicious infant death (CHPN 7/24/08)

  11. 10/4/08
    5300 CAMPBELL AVENUE
    man kills mother on Campbell Avenue (GFN 10/4/08)

  12. 11/1/2008
    1300 27TH STREET
    Fatal shooting on 27th Street (CHPN 11/2/08)

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