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Homicide in the 800 block of Crittenden Street, NW

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
A 21-year-old man was fatally shot.

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Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch

are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 800 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Crittenden Street, NW.


On Monday, May 31, 2010, at approximately 2:33 am, units from the Fourth District received a radio run to respond to the 900 block of Decatur Street, NW, for a subject shot. Upon their arrival, they discovered a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital and admitted. At approximately 2:40 am, a second radio run was dispatched for a second victim located in the 800 block of Crittenden Street, NW.


The male victim was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced at 3:44 am. The decedent is identified as 21 year old Oscar Rubio of the 800 block of Decatur St NW. The identity of the surviving victim is being withheld as he is a witness in this case. Detectives are investigating an Armed Robbery as the motive.


Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 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.