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Homicide Victim: Luis Avila-Melendez


Saturday, June 21, 2014

On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at approximately 2:23 am, police officers responded to a call for a shooting near the intersection of Fuller Street and Mozart Place, NW. Upon arrival, they located Mr. Luis Avila-Melendez in the 1600 block of Columbia Road, NW suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

This case was closed with an arrest on July 2, 2014. For complete details, see the news release.