At approximately 10:50 pm, on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, Metropolitan Police were called to the 700 block of Columbia Road, NW, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located 27-year-old Eric Bernard Walker, of the 4900 block of 7th Street, NW, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene, but found no signs consistent with life. The victim was taken to the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and pronounced dead.
Police also located a 16-year-old District male who was taken to an area hospital for an apparent gunshot wound to the jaw. The name of the second victim is being withheld because he is considered a witness in this case.
The case is under investigation by members of the MPDC's Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099.
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 in the District of Columbia.