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'Witnesses heard screams' | Woman stabbed to death in NW DC

Police said the victim was walking a dog in the neighborhood when she was stabbed.

WASHINGTON — A woman was stabbed to death in a "quiet block" in a Northwest D.C. neighborhood late Tuesday night, officials said. 

Around 8:45 p.m., police from D.C.'s fourth district were called to the 400 block of Irving Street for a woman down. 

When officers arrived to the scene, they saw a victim being comforted by a neighbor. Police said 27-year-old Margery Magill was walking a dog when she was stabbed.

She was taken to a local hospital, but died as a result of her injuries. 

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Witnesses told police they heard screams, but they didn't see the suspect. 

Police arrested 24-year-old Eliyas Aregahegne on Wednesday. Aregahegne was charged with first degree murder while armed.

D.C. Chief of Police Peter Newsham said this incident is unusual because this is a quiet block in Northwest with a lot of pedestrian foot traffic. 

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According D.C. police data, so far this year, 113 people have been killed in the District. Last year, there were 101 deaths at this time. That's a 12% increase. 

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact D.C. police. 

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