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      Georgetown stabbing leaves man dead, wife critical

      (WJLA){}-{}An elderly man is{}dead and{}his wife{}is in critical condition after both were stabbed Sunday morning inside{}a Georgetown home.{}

      Bradford Nelson Elliott, 56, is in police custody as the suspect. Sources say he is the couple's son.

      Leroi Elliott, 88, was pronounced dead on scene; his wife, also in her 80s, was rushed to an area hospital in critical but stable condition. She reportedly called 911 for help around 6:30 a.m.

      Investigators say the crime is domestic. A weapon was recovered from the scene.

      It happened in the 3300 block of Q Street NW.

      Shocked neighbors reacted as word spread about{}the violent and deadly double stabbing.{}

      "It is a very safe place, but crazy things happen everywhere. Sorry to hear about it," says Richard Schmidt.

      Nick Peabody, 13, was at a sleepover at the house next door.

      "I noticed the sirens, there were a lot of them going on," he says. "I didn't find out until the morning there was a murder."

      According to local ANC commissioner Ed Solomon, the suspect may be the couple's son.

      "This is{}something no one could foresee," Solomon says.{}"This is something that could happen anywhere whether it's a mental health issue or something else going on, we don't know.{}Of{}course we are very concerned for our community."

      The murder investigation is just a few blocks from the home where Viola Drath was murdered in 2011. On Thursday, her husband Albrecht Muth was convicted of killing the 91-year-old Georgetown socialite.{}