MPD has released video showing a person of interest in the stabbing death of a transgender woman earlier this week. The woman, identified as 23-year-old JaParker Jones a/k/a Deoni and Logan, of Northeast DC, was stabbed in the head on Thursday night at a NE bus stop and died Friday.
The subject is crossing the middle of the intersection in this video below. He is seen crossing the street toward the top of the screen as he approaches the bus stop. He is described as a black male with medium complexion, 30-40 years of age, with a beard. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black jacket with a gray hooded sweatshirt underneath.
METRO Transit Police tell 9NewsNow that the stabbing happened Thursday night in the 4900 block of East Capitol Street, at a bus stop. The victim apparently had an altercation with another individual, a black male in his forties, wearing a striped hat and a black coat. That suspect allegedly stabbed the victim in the head. She fell to the ground. Passersby flagged down a passing Metro Transit Police officer who administered aid until ambulance workers took over and took the victim to Prince George’s County Hospital Center. It was not until she was on the operating table in grave condition that doctors determined that she was transgender.
Earlier Thursday, Russell Brock-Smith was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attacking a transgender woman in broad daylight in Northwest Washington last summer. Police say the 26 year old tried to steal the victim’s purse but, when she refused to give up the purse, he pulled her hair, punched her in the head, and tried to pull her into a nearby alley. A jury convicted him of assault with intent to rob.