Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide offense that occurred in the 1400 block of Saratoga Avenue, Northeast, on Thursday, August 10, 2017.
At approximately 3:32 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. A juvenile female was also located, inside of a vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported both victims to area hospitals. The juvenile female was admitted in grave condition.
On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the juvenile female succumbed to her injuries and has been pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 17-year-old Jamahri Sydnor, of Northeast, DC.
On Thursday, August 10, 2017, a 21-year-old Adult Male, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill (Gun). Appropriate upgraded charges are pending against the defendant.
This case remain under investigation.
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 responsible 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 sending a text message to 50411.