Jonathan Franklin, aka Shanky - Homicide Victim
On Sunday, September 30, 2007, at around 1 am, police and DC Fire Department emergency medical personnel responded to the 5400 block of 14th Street, NW to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered that two 15-year-old males and one 14-year-old male had been shot while standing at a bus stop. One of the victims, identified as 15-year-old Jonathan Franklin, of the 1500 block of 2nd Street, SW, died from his wounds. The second and third victims were
transported to area hospitals and admitted for treatment of apparently non-life-threatening injuries. Their identities are being withheld because they are witnesses in the case.
Reportedly, a vehicle described as a model gold or tan colored pickup truck with tinted windows pulled into the area. At that time, two of the vehicle’s occupants, armed with handguns, exited the vehicle and opened fire.
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 Jed Worrell at (202) 698-9000 or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Synchronized Operations Command Center (SOCC) at (202) 727-9099.