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Homicide: Unit Block of 55th Street, Southeast

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Homicide: Unit Block of 55th Street, Southeast

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the Unit block of 55th Street, Southeast.

On Monday, May 19, 2014, at approximately 11:15 pm, police officers from the Sixth Patrol District responded to a call for the report of a shooting in the Unit block of 55th Street, Southeast.  Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds lying in the Unit block of 55th Street, Southeast.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, for the State of Maryland where an autopsy will be performed to ascertain cause and manner of death.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.