Man found slain near Calvert Street NW
A man who was reportedly homeless was found with a fatal wound Friday night near the St. Luke’s Mission Center in the 3600 block of Calvert Street NW near Wisconsin Avenue, authorities said.
The man was identified as Joel Johnson, 53, and police said the death was ruled a homicide.
St. Luke’s merged with Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, and its senior pastor said Johnson was not one of those who stayed at the church’s shelter. The pastor, the Rev. Charles Parker, called the death “a great tragedy” and “an indictment of our community.”