At approximately 3 am this morning, Thursday, January 5, 2006, police responded to the 400 block of 37th Street, SE, for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival officers located 26-year-old Anthony Knight of the 600 block of Edgewood Street, NE, lying in front of 416 37th Street, SE, suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the body and head. DC. Fire Department emergency medical personnel responded to the scene but found no signs consistent with life. He was taken to the Office of the DC Medical Examiner and pronounced dead.
Also located at the scene were a 26-year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the shoulder and a 31-year-old male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the back and shoulder. Both men were taken to an area hospital and admitted. A 15-year-old male was taken to an area hospital by private vehicle and admitted with an apparent gunshot wound to the foot. The names of the injured males are being withheld because they are considered witnesses at this time.
Police also located a 28-year-old Southeast male and a 29-year-old Northeast male inside a vehicle containing a handgun. Both men were charged with Carrying a Pistol Without a License. Their names are being withheld because they are also considered witnesses at this time. It should be noted that at this time neither man has been charged in connection with this case.
United States Park Police observed a vehicle fleeing the area and conducted a short pursuit before the vehicle made good its escape into Maryland. The vehicle is described as a maroon GMC Yukon with District tags beginning with the letters BK, tinted windows and occupied by several subjects.
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.