Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are currently investigating a homicide which occurred in the 1100 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>21st Place, NE.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
Shortly before 1:00 am on Saturday, October 17, 2009, officers from the Fifth District responded to the 1100 block of 21st Place, NE, to investigate the report of a subject calling for help. Upon arrival, an adult male was discovered at that location suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported by personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:40 am.
The victim in this case has been identified as 30-year-old George Earl Wakefield of the 1100 block of 21st Place, 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 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.
Anonymous information may also be forwarded 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 Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.