On Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at approximately 4:48 pm, members of the First District responded to 1200 North Capitol Street, NW (Tyler House Apartments), for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, officers located 22-year old Tecardo Justin Ward (AKA Timothy Justin Ward) in the first floor hallway, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Mr. Ward was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in gathering information regarding this incident.
This case is being investigated by the department’s Homicide and Sexual Offenses Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Ray Shields on (202) 645-6364 or (202)438-8855 (cell) or the Command Information Center (CIC) at (202) 727-9099. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-888-919-CRIME (888 919-2764). Anonymous information may also be forwarded to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.