The Metropolitan Police Department announced that a death investigation has been initiated following the death of a prisoner in the custody of special police officers at a property in the 2300 block of Good Hope Road, Southeast on November 1, 2015.
At approximately 4:03 am, members of the Seventh District responded for the report of an assault in progress at a residential building in the block. They arrived on scene to find an adult male subject handcuffed and in the custody of special police officers working at the location, unconscious and not breathing. Members summoned medical aid and began lifesaving efforts. The subject was transported to an area hospital where he later died.
The decedent has been identified as 27-year-old Alonzo Smith of Southeast, Washington.