On Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at approximately 10:15 am, Jovani Jefferson was shot at the corner of 51st and Call Place, SE and later died. When the shooting occurred, a 6-year-old female was hit by a stray bullet while she was walking with her family. She is currently fighting for her life, in critical condition, at an area hospital. This senseless shooting has already led to one death and the hospitalization of an innocent 6-year-old from the neighborhood. The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the community’s help in identifying the shooter and gathering information regarding this crime.
The case is under investigation by members of the Department’s Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Todd Williams at 202 645-7297or 301 717-1730 or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Synchronized Operations Command Center (SOCC) at 202 727-9099.