Son Suspected in Stabbing of Parents Dies; Father Dead


The tragic story about a Jan. 19 double stabbing
in a Q Street home got worse.

Fifty-six-year-old Bradford Nelson Elliott
suffered a heart attack and died at a hospital
Jan. 20, according to the Metropolitan Police
Department, before being formally charged with

Bradford Elliott was the only suspect in the
stabbing death of his 88-year-old father, Le Roi
Elliott, Jan. 19. The 81-year-old mother, Vaughn
Elliott, was also injured during the same attack,
which took place at the Elliotts’ home in the
3300 block of Q Street, NW, across from Volta
Park. They had lived there since the mid-1980s.

Bradford Elliott was reportedly mentally
ill and lived in the Q Street home with his parents.
It was Vaughan Elliott, who called 9-1-1
around 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 19. Bradford Elliott
answered the door with blood-soaked hands
when police arrived and was arrested, MPD told
the Washington Post. He was being treated at a
hospital, while in custody, and a Jan. 22 court
appearance had been scheduled.

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