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Double Homicide: 1300 Block of Southern Avenue, Southeast

Monday, December 29, 2014

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double homicide which occurred in the 1300 block of Southern Avenue, Southeast.

On Sunday, December 28, 2014, at approximately 9:50 pm, a police officer from the Seventh District was on routine patrol in the 1300 block of Southern Ave, Southeast.  The police officer discovered two adult males, unconscious and unresponsive suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene.  Neither gunshot victims’ exhibited any signs consistent with life.  Both decedents were subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, where an autopsy will be performed to ascertain the cause and manner of death.

The first male gunshot victim has been identified as 71-year-old Preston Cornelius Johnson of Capitol Heights, Maryland.

The second male gunshot victim has been identified as 49-year-old Preston Cornelius Johnson, Jr of Suitland, Maryland.

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.