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Homicide in the 200 block of Newcomb Street, SE

Monday, May 10, 2010

Homicide in the 200 block of Newcomb Street, SE

Police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old male.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the death of a young male, which is being investigated as a homicide that occurred on <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Newcomb Street, SE. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

At approximately 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, May 9, 2010, members from the Seventh District responded to the 200 block of Newcomb Street, SE for the report of a missing person. While investigating this report, members received information that the missing person had been seen the day before in the 200 block of Newcomb Street SE being chased into a wooded area by a suspect who was shooting at him. This information was consistent with a report of the sound of gunshots in the area that police had responded to on the previous day.

Officers conducted a search of the wooded area and discovered the body of a male victim at the bottom of a steep incline where he had apparently fallen and was also suffering from several gunshot wounds.  Officers found no signs consistent with life. The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Alonte Michael Sutton of the 800 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 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 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.