Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 400 block of 18th Street, Northeast.
On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at approximately 9:42 pm, officers from the Fifth District responded to the 400 block of 18th Street, NE for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, a crime scene was located and further investigation revealed that the victim was transported by citizens to an area hospital. The victim, an adult male was admitted in critical condition suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 45 year-old Lawrence David Phillips of Southeast, Washington, 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.