At approximately 10:15 on the night of Friday, June 30, 2006, police were called to the A & L Market, located at 2007 First Street, NW, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival they located the owner of the store, 35-year-old Maurice Darnaby of the 11000 block of Old York Road in Mitchellville, Maryland, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. DC Fire Department emergency medical personnel responded to the scene but found no signs consistent with life. He was taken to the Office of the DC Medical Examiner and pronounced dead.
The case is under investigation by members of the department's Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099.
The 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.