Georgetown BID Employee Murdered


On Aug. 11, MPD Second District Commander Duncan Bedlion appeared on the scene to answer reporters’ questions about an apparent drive-by double-shooting from a “silver car” in the Dupont Circle area, on the 2000 block of Florida Avenue NW at approximately 9:32 p.m. The deceased victim was identified as Stephon Johns, 31, whom police believed to have been “targeted” by the killers thought to have been “circling around the area in a silver 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia.” After spotting Johns along Florida Avenue, the report said, “four people got out of the car and opened fire, killing him and hitting another man who happened to be nearby.” 

What most people didn’t know about this homicide at Florida & Connecticut Avenue was the victim’s connection to Georgetown.

The Georgetown Business Improvement District issued the following statement last week.

“For those who haven’t heard, we have very sad news to share. Stephon Johns, a BID clean team member for almost two years,was killed last Thursday night in a drive-by shooting in Dupont Circle.

“Stephon was a warm, friendly, and dedicated co-worker. He was a D.C. resident who supported his mother and was helping to raise his 12-year-old son.

“Stephon is gone far too soon at just 31 years old, and we want to help his family during this difficult time. We have established a GoFundMe campaign, with funds going directly to Stephon’s family. If you are interested in donating, you can do so here.”

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