On Monday, November 3, 2008, at approximately 10:26 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the rear of 1283 Brentwood Road, NE, for the sound of gunshots. Upon arrival,officers located
a victim, 15-year-old Ladonta Longshore, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Longshore was transported to Washington Hospital Center, where he was placed on life support. On Thursday,
November 6, 2008, Ladonta Longshore was removed from life support. His death was ruled a homicide and is currently being investigated by the Homicide Branch.
This case is being investigated by the department’s Homicide and Sexual Offenses Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Tony Patterson on 202 645-9600 or
202 607-0408; Detective Carol Queen on 202 645-7285 or 202 497-4423 (cell); or the Command Information Center (CIC) at (202) 727-9099. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-
888-919-CRIME. Anonymous information may also be forwarded to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.