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Fatal Shooting in the 1200 Block Of Southern Ave, SE

Monday, March 29, 2010
A 34-year-old District Heights, MD man was fatally shot.

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 1200 block of Southern Ave, SE on the morning of March 27, 2010.


On Saturday, March 27, 2010, at approximately 5:00 am, Seventh District officers and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the vicinity of 1200 Block of Southern Ave, NE for the report of a shooting.  Officers located an adult male shooting victim who was subsequently transported to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>HowardUniversityHospital where he was later pronounced dead. 


The victim in this case has been identified as 34-year-old William R. Rhames of District Heights, Maryland.

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 who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.


Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC 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.