Arrests Made in Second Arlington Murder of 2006

Arrests Made in Second Arlington Murder of 2006

Five suspects have been arrested in the fatal stabbing of an Arlington man during a robbery in the Columbia Heights West neighborhood on April 22, police officials said.

All five individuals were arrested with the assistance of Prince George's County police officers, and two of them are juveniles, said Police Spokesman Matt Martin.

This is the second homicide in Arlington this year.

At approximately 12:12 a.m., officers responded to a report of an

injured man in the 5100 block of Columbia Pike, Martin said.

Officers discovered that a man and woman were approached by men while walking home. The men robbed the victims at knifepoint and, at some point during the robbery, the male victim was stabbed in the chest.

The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and died shortly after arrival. The woman was not injured during the attack.

The deceased victim's name is being withheld pending family


The two juveniles have been charged with one count each of capital murder, and may face additional charges. Police believe there might be a connection between the suspects and other recent robberies in Arlington, Martin said.