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Fatal Shooting in the 1800 Block of Corcoran Street, NE

Thursday, November 17, 2005

At approximately 9:07 am, on Thursday, November 17, 2005, Metropolitan Police were called to the 1800 block of Corcoran Street, NE, to investigate the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located two victims suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds. 


The first victim, who has been identified as 29-year-old Patrick Carter, of an unknown address, was suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was transported to the Washington Hospital Center's MedStar Unit, where he was pronounced dead at 9:35 am. The second victim, a 22-year-old female, was transported to an area hospital with apparent non-life threatening gunshot wounds to both arms. Her name is being withheld at this time because she is a witness in this crime.

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A preliminary investigation into this shooting reveals that two subjects may have approached the victims as they stood in front of 1827 Corcoran Street, NE, and fired multiple rounds before fleeing. Those suspects are described only as two black males at this time.  This case is currently under investigation by members from the department's Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099.


The Metropolitan Police Department is currently offering 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.

Update, 8/2/06