Washington D.C. police are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 15 outside of a Georgia Avenue strip club.
The incident occurred in the 5300 block of Georgia Avenue outside the Macombo Lounge, a brown-and-beige building at the intersection of Jefferson Street NW, police said.
Officers who responded to a call for service just after 2 a.m. found an unconscious woman suffering from a stab wound. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later. A man who was stabbed in the same attack was treated for a wound to his hand.
Traffic slowed in the area during the morning-rush hour commute as passing motorists gazed at the scene, which was cordoned off with yellow police tape. A D.C. police patrol car sat in front of the building, lights flashing, marking the spot where homicide detectives and crime scene investigators had combed the area looking for clues.
According to its website, the Macombo claims to be “an upscale gentlemen’s club.” It has provided “entertainment for patrons who want to enjoy a relaxing cocktail in a fun and relaxing atmosphere in the company of elegant and sophisticated ladies” for decades, the site said.
It could not be determined what connection, if any, the woman and man had to the club. A source said police had identified a person of interest in the case, but had no motive as to why the woman and man had been attacked.
According to news reports, police investigators spent some time focusing on a car that was parked near the club that bore Tennessee license plates. The car was later towed.
CBS News reported that the club was hosting an “80’s Baby Bash” through 2 a.m. which featured more than 20 dancers