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The cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Office of the DC Medical Examiner.
The victim in this case has been identified as 33-year-old Edward Hall of the 8700 block of Manchester Road in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The case is under investigation by members of the department’s Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099.
The 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.