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Double Homicide: 5300 Block of East Capitol Street, Northeast

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Double Homicide: 5300 Block of East Capitol Street, Northeast

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double homicide which occurred in the 5300 block of East Capitol Street, Northeast.

On Saturday, July 20, 2013 at approximately 4:35 am, police officers from the Sixth District responded to the 5300 block of East Capitol Street, Northeast, to investigate the report of two people shot. The police officers consequently located two shooting victims, an adult male and an adult female in the 5300 block of East Capitol Street, Northeast. Both shooting victims were unconscious and unresponsive. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the adult female victim to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel did not find any signs consistent with life in connection with the adult male shooting victim.  The adult male decedent remained on the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy.

The female decedent is identified as 28-year-old Jamie Jenkins of Southeast, Washington, DC.

The male decedent is identified as 21-year-old Jamahl Jenkins of Southeast, Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.