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Homicide in the 500 block of Edgewood Street, NE

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Homicide in the 500 block of Edgewood Street, NE

A 16-year-old male was fatally shot.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred on <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Edgewood Street, NE.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

On Saturday, May 1, 2010, at approximately 11 pm officers from the Fifth District responded to the 500 block of Edgewood Street, NE for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered a male juvenile suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as 16-year-old Dezmine Perkins of the 500 block of Edgewood Street, NE was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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

The Metropolitan Police 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.

Additionally, anonymous information may also be forwarded to D.C. Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by a caller to Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.