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Update Decedent Identified in Homicide in the Unit block of N Street, NE

Monday, July 28, 2014

Update Decedent Identified in Homicide in the Unit block of N Street, NE

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the unit block of N Street, Northeast.

On Sunday, July 27, 2014, at approximately 5:24 am, officers from the Fifth District responded to a call of an unconscious person.

Upon their arrival, they located a male suffering from apparent gunshot wound in the unit block of N Street, Northeast. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The decedent's remains were transported to the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia pending an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 30 year-old Yewondwosen Girma Hailemarian, of Fairfax, Virginia.

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.