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Homicide in the 700 Block of 21st Street, NE

Friday, February 12, 2010

Homicide in the 700 Block of 21st Street, NE

A 47-year-old man died of his injuries.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 700 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>21st Street, NE.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

On Wednesday, February 3, 2010, shortly after 7:00 am, members of the Fifth District responded to the 700 block of 21st Street, NE for the report of an unconscious person.  Upon arrival, they located an adult male lying in front of an apartment building. The victim was unconscious and unresponsive.  Personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department responded to the scene, but could find no life signs.

The victim, identified as 47-year-old Carlos Bernard Alexander of the 400 block of 53rd Street, NE later was officially pronounced dead on the scene by a representative of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia.  The body was then transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office pending an autopsy. On Friday, February 12, 2010, the manner of death was ruled homicide due to complications resulting from blunt force injuries.

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 is currently offering 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.

Anonymous information may also be forwarded 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 a caller to Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.