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Fatal Shooting on Champlain Street, NW

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fatal Shooting on Champlain Street, NW

Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the murder of 21-year-old Derrell Goins.

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide and Sexual Offenses Branch are currently investigating a homicide that occurred on Champlain Street, NW.

Shortly after 8 pm on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, police were called to the 2200 block of Champlain Street, NW, to investigate the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male in the rear of that location suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds. That victim was subsequently transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:56 pm.

A second victim, an adult male, was also located at 18th Street and Kalorama Road, NW, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. That victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries that appeared to be non-life threatening. His identity is being withheld due to the fact that he is a potential witness in this case. 

The decedent in this case has been identified as 21-year-old Derrell Goins of the 600 block of Edgewood Street, NE.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E]. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible 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 a caller to D.C. Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.