Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 3500 block of 6th Street, SE.
On Sunday, July 13, 2014, at approximately 10:31 pm, officers from the Seventh District responded to the 3500 block of 6th Street, SE to investigate the sounds of gunshots.
Upon their arrival, they located a male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The decedent's remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.
The decedent has been identified as 22-year-old Delonte Hemphill of Southeast, DC.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.