MURDER USA: Shootings popular in the region as year hit halfway mark for new records; Tyrone Brown shot dead in White Oak; arrest made in murder of Howard U teacher Maxwell Emerson; Dzhoy Zuckerman shot dead in Northwest; Cedric Warner killed in Silver Spring;

Dzhoy Zuckerman was shot dead in Northwest DC.

WASHINGTON, DC. Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, July 15, 2023, in the 6100 block of 3rd Street, Northwest.

At approximately 12:08 am, Fourth District officers responded to the listed location for the report of a man down. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male shooting victim in front of the location. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and after finding no signs consistent with life, the victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 27-year-old Dzhoy Zuckerman, of Northwest, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.

Teen found shot dead after crashing into multiple vehicles in White Oak

Gaithersburg, MD – The Montgomery County Police report that Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division, Homicide Section are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old in White Oak.

On Thursday, July 13, 2023, at approximately 11 p.m., the Montgomery County Police Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call for a vehicle collision that occurred in the Birches Apartments parking lot in the 1500 block of Heather Hollow Circle.

Upon arrival, 3rd District officers located Tyrone Howard Brown inside of a car with an apparent gunshot wound. Before coming to a stop, the victim crashed the car into several parked vehicles in the apartment complex’s parking lot.

Brown, who has no fixed address, was transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

There is currently no suspect in custody and no suspect information to provide.



This is the second murder in White Oak in a little more than a week. On July 5, a man was fatally shot inside an apartment just a half-mile from Friday morning’s shooting. In February, a man was killed aboard a Metrobus on Lockwood Drive, and there have been other murders and shootings in the area.

“I’m worried. I’m scared. I was nervous. I didn’t sleep last night,” Davis said. “For something that never happened, it started to be happening now. It’s no good.”

The crime comes just a week after 40-year-old Cederic Allen Warner of Silver Spring was found shot and killed in an apartment on Lockwood Drive — about a half-mile away from the crime scene on Heather Hollow Circle.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-455-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Callers can remain anonymous.



Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, in the 600 Block of Alumni Lane, Northeast.

At approximately 8:22 am, Fourth District officers responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male shooting victim. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital where despite all lifesaving efforts, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The decedent has been identified as 25-year-old Maxwell Emerson of Crestwood, KY.

The suspect was captured by surveillance cameras and can be seen in the photos below:

Arrest made in murder of teacher Maxwell Emerson at Howard University.


Maxwell Stephen Emerson, a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away tragically on 7/5/23 He was born on February 17, 1998, in Lexington, Kentucky, and was 25 years old at the time of his passing. Max’s untimely departure has left a void in the hearts of all who knew him.

Max-Emerson, right, murdered-at-Howard-University-on-July-5-2023

Max lived in Cynthiana, KY, briefly before moving to Oldham County with his family, where he grew up and attended Oldham County High School. He graduated in 2016, leaving behind a legacy as an accomplished student and athlete. During his time in elementary school, Max discovered his passion for wrestling (although his grandfather thinks he and Brady were wrestling when they came out of the womb), a sport that would become an integral part of his life.

Throughout his high school and college journey, Max’s dedication to wrestling remained unwavering. In high school, he excelled as a wrestler, leaving an indelible mark on the sport. Max’s accomplishments included being a State Champion wrestler achieving an undefeated season (37-0), and being named the Courier Journal’s Kentuckiana Wrestler of the Year. After high school, Max pursued higher education at the University of the Cumberlands. Competing at the University of the Cumberlands on scholarship, he was also a 2-time national qualifier for the NAIA and was recognized as an Academic All-American.

Max’s love for wrestling extended beyond his own personal achievements. He embraced the opportunity to share his knowledge and passion with others. He became a teacher at Oldham County High School, where he inspired countless students with his enthusiasm for education and his unwavering support for their success. Max’s dedication to wrestling continued as he served as an Assistant Wrestling Coach at his alma mater. The OCHS Wrestling Room was his second home. Max had a genuine love for his athletes, students, colleagues, and family, and he cherished the time spent with them. He will be remembered as a champion for the underdog and someone who brought joy and encouragement to all those around him.

Max had many interests and hobbies outside of wrestling and education. Max was known for his unwavering support of the University of Kentucky. Although his Cats offered many disappointments over the years, his loyalty and devotion never wavered. He was an avid WWE superfan and had a passion for movies and could often be found at the theater, indulging in the latest Marvel Universe releases, especially Captain America. Additionally, he had a flair for cooking and took pleasure in experimenting with new recipes and mastering the art of grilling.

Max’s memory will forever be cherished by his loving parents, Steve and Chandra Emerson, his sister Ellen Emerson (Zuni Khaled), his twin brother Brady Emerson, and his nephew Kaiyan Zunayed-Emerson. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Rick Emerson, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Maxwell is also survived by his grandparents, Steve and Brenda Holloway and Carolyn Emerson, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members.

In honor of Maxwell Stephen Emerson’s life and the impact he had on others, a fundraiser has been established. Donations can be made at Max Emerson’s GoFundMe page.

Max will forever be remembered as a talented wrestler, an inspirational educator, a devoted son and brother, a doting uncle, and a cherished friend. His memory will continue to live on in the hearts of all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. Max’s passion for life, his commitment to others, and his unwavering love will never be forgotten.

Rest in peace, Max. May your soul find eternal peace in the arms of God.

MEMORIAL gathering
July 17, 2023
1:00 PM
Southeast Christian Church Crestwood Campus
6220 Crestwood Station
Crestwood, KY 40014

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