On Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at approximately 8:53 pm, police responded to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>17th Street and Benning Road, NE, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located 37-year-old Melvin Watson, of the 1600 block of K Street, NE, suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was transported to the WashingtonHospitalCenter’s MedSTAR Unit where he was pronounced dead.
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The victim, who has not yet been positively identified, was transported to the WashingtonHospitalCenter’s MedSTAR Unit where he was pronounced dead.
The case is currently under investigation by detectives assigned to the department’s Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone who has information regarding this case is asked to call 202-727-9099.
The Metropolitan Police Department is currently offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
CORRECTED 08.23.07 17:55
(Address corrected to Benning Road, not Gales Street)