On Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at approximately 7:13 pm, police were called to the vicinity of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>21st Street and Maryland Avenue, NE, to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male lying in the street in the 2000 block of Maryland Avenue, NE, suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim was transported to the WashingtonHospitalCenter’s MedStar Unit and pronounced dead at 7:36 pm.
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The decedent in this case has been identified as 25-year-old Brandon Gaines of the 2000 block of Maryland Avenue, NE.
The case is currently under investigation by detectives assigned to the department’s Homicide and Sexual Offenses Branch. Anyone who has information regarding this case is asked to call 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM[E].
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.