Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch and the Sixth District are investigating a multiple shooting incident that occurred in the 5300 block of Clay Terrace, NE on October 13, 2009.
At approximately 4 pm on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, officers assigned to the Sixth District and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department personnel responded to the 5300 block of Clay Terrace, NE to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered five (5) male victims ranging in age from 15 – 18 years of age suffering from gunshot wounds.
Emergency medical personnel could find no life signs in one of the victims, who was officially pronounced dead on the scene by a representative from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>District of Columbia. He has been identified as 15-year-old Davonta Artis of the 300 block of 54th Street, NE.
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The other four victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment, where three were admitted for treatment and the fourth was pronounced dead. The second decedent has been identified as 18-year-old Daquan Tibbs of the 200 block of 37th Place SE.
The identities of the survivors are being withheld because they are potential witnesses in the case.
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 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.
Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted 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 the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.