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Homicide: 1400 block of Morse Street, NE

Monday, May 30, 2011

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 1400 block of Morse Street, NE.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>


On Monday, May 30, 2011, at approximately 3:55 am, units from the Fifth District responded to the 1400 block of Morse Street, NE, to investigate the report of a man down. Upon their arrival, they discovered an adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to a local area hospital. At 4:38 am the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 28 year-old Keith Leon Turner of Capitol Heights, MD.


Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (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.