Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 800 block of 18th Street, Northeast. On Sunday, August 2, 2015, at approximately 5:32 am, members of the Fifth District responded to the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital where all life-saving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 34 year-old William Burke, Jr. of Northeast, 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 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 text messaging 50411.