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Homicide in the 4500 Block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW

Monday, January 3, 2011

Homicide in the 4500 Block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW

A 16-year-old male was fatally shot.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 4500 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>New Hampshire Avenue, NW.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

On Sunday, January 2, 2011, at approximately 1:30 pm, units from the Fourth District responded to the 4500 block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW for the report of a shooting.  Upon their arrival on the scene, they located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.  Both subjects were transported to a local hospital where one of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. 

The decedent is identified as 16 year-old Bryant Morillo of Hyattsville, MD.   

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).

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.

Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted 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 the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.