Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced the assault with intent to kill, which occurred in the Unit block of 46th Place, Northeast, is now a homicide.
On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at approximately 9:32 pm, shot spotter detected multiple gunshots on the 4600 block of East Capitol St., SE. Moments later, members from the Sixth District responded to a call for a shooting at 46th Place and Central Avenue, NE. Upon arrival, they discovered two adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Victim # 1 was located in the unit block of 46th Place, NE, and victim # 2 was located in the unit block of 46th Street, NE. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported victim # 1 to a local hospital where he was admitted in critical condition but subsequently succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. Victim # 2 was also transported to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
The decedent has been identified as 25 year-old Dexter Motley of Southeast, Washington, DC.
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.