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Double Shooting in the 4700 Block of Alabama Avenue, SE - UPDATE: Second Victim Dies

Monday, July 24, 2006

Double Shooting in the 4700 Block of Alabama Avenue, SE - UPDATE: Second Victim Dies

Monday morning's shooting in the 4700 block of Alabama Avenue, SE, left one man dead and a juvenile gravely injured.

At approximately 9:10 am, on Monday, July 24, 2006, officers from the Metropolitan Police Department's Sixth District were called to the 4700 block of Alabama Avenue, SE, to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two shooting victims at that location. The first victim, a 17-year-old male found suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, was transported to an area hospital and admitted in grave condition. His name is being withheld at this time because he is a witness in the case.

The second victim, identified as 22-year-old Terrell Jones, of the 1400 block of Upus Avenue in Capitol Heights, Maryland, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was subsequently transported to the Prince George's Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:46 am.

The case is under investigation by members of the MPDC's Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to called police at (202) 727-9099.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information who leads to the arrest and conviction to the person or persons responsible of any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

Update, 7/25/2006:

  • The 17-year-old male victim of this shooting was pronounced dead at
    10:30 pm, on July 24, at Prince George's Hospital Center.  He has been
    identified as Ronnie Garner, of the 300 block of 34th
    Street, SE. Because this shooting resulted in two homicide victims, the
    reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction is now up to $50,000.