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Homicide in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE

Monday, July 21, 2014

Homicide in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast.

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, at approximately 9:35 pm, officers from the Sixth District responded to 48th Street and Minnesota Avenue, Northeast to investigate the sounds of gunshots.

Upon their arrival, they located a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast. 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 Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland in Baltimore pending an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 22-year-old Delonta Lavale Martin, of Northeast, 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.