Teen Charged With Stabbing Man Found Last Month in Kingman Park

by Andrea Swalec March 5, 2015 at 10:45 am 1 Comment

Police carAn 18-year-old boy is facing felony charges after police say he repeatedly stabbed a man found on a residential block off 14th Street NE late last month.

Shaquan Gaskins, 18, was arrested Tuesday on charges that he stabbed a man the afternoon of Feb. 19, police said last night. The Southeast resident was located by the First District Detectives Unit and Capital Area Regional Fugitive Taskforce. He was charged with assault with intent to kill while armed.

Desean Cheadle, 20, was also arrested and was charged with robbery.

As Hill Now reported, the victim was found with multiple stab wounds after 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 on the 1400 block of Duncan Street NE, near Kingsman Field Dog Park and Options Public Charter School. Police said at the time that the victim was attacked in a moving car by someone he knew, then he went to the home on Duncan Street. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Gaskins was denied bond and is due in court March 10, court records show. Cheadle was released and is set to appear in D.C. Superior Court the same day.

The number of violent crimes reported in Police Service Area 108 rose about 7 percent between March 4, 2014 and March 4, 2015 and the previous one-year period. Five violent crimes have been reported in that area in the past month, which matched the number of reports the previous month, Metropolitan Police Department data shows.


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