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Fatal Shooting on 21st Street, NE

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fatal Shooting on 21st Street, NE

A 16-year-old juvenile was fatally shot.

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan’s Police Department Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 800 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>21st Street, NE, on the morning of June 26, 2010.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

On Saturday, June 26, 2010, at approximately 1:47 am, Fifth District officers responded to the 800 block of 20th Street NE in reference to a Shotspotter report for the sound of gunshots. While making a canvas of area, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound in the 800 block of 21st Street NE. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as 16-year-old Steven Deshawn Mahogany of the 700 block of 21st Street, NE.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E] (1-888-919-2746).

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.

Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.