At approximately 2:25 am on Tuesday, August 30, 2005, officers on patrol were advised of a possible assault victim lying in front of 1216 18th Street, NW. Upon arrival an adult male was discovered at that location suffering from an apparent head injury. The victim who has been identified as 33-year-old Andrei Apostolov of the 700 block of Baltimore Road in Rockville, Maryland, was transported to the George Washington University Hospital and admitted in serious condition. Mr. Apostolov was pronounced dead at 4 am on Thursday, September 1, 2005.
The Office of the DC Medical Examiner subsequently conducted an autopsy and determined that the cause of death in this case was due to blunt force trauma and that the manner of death was homicide.
This case remains under active investigation by members of the department's Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.