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Double Shooting in the 1300 Block of Columbia Road, NW, Results in a Homicide

Monday, January 12, 2009

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide and Sexual Offenses Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the rear of the 1300 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Columbia Road, NW. That shooting resulted in the death of one man.

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At approximately 9:15 pm, on Friday, January 9, 2009, members of the department’s Third District and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department responded to the rear of the 1300 block of Columbia Road, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located 17-year-old Paul Jones, of the 600 block of Morton Street, NW, suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds. He was subsequently pronounced dead on the scene by a representative of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office for the District of Columbia.


It was later determined that a second victim from this scene had arrived at an area hospital by personal vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. That victim, an adult male was admitted for treatment of his injuries in stable condition. His identity is being withheld since he is considered to be a witness in this case.


Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1 (888) 919-CRIM[E] (1-888-919-2746).


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.


Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to D.C. Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.