Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in the 4900 block of Nash Street, Northeast.
At approximately 8:15 pm, members of the Sixth District responded for the report of the sounds of gunshots at the listed location. Upon arrival, officers located two adult males, inside the stairwell of a residential building, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The decedents remained on the scene until being transported to Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. An additional adult male victim was located in the 900 block of 44th Street, Northeast, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The decedents have been identified as 23 year-old Jobe McDowney, of Southeast, DC and 21 year-old Desimon Richardson, of Temple Hills, MD.
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 each 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.