Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a death which occurred in the 5600 block of Chillum Place, NE.
On Thursday, April 16, 2014, at approximately 3:41 pm, police officers from the Fourth District responded to a call for the report of a shooting inside a residence. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male on the floor, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the decedent to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.
The decedent has been identified as 57-year-old Jerome Edwin Turner of Northeast, Washington, DC.
While there are indications that this may have been a suicide, the final determination will be made after an autopsy is performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The investigation is continuing.
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.