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Fatal Shooting on Bass Place, SE

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting committed in the 5000 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Bass Place, SE on November 7, 2009.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, at approximately 3:25 am, officers assigned to the Sixth District responded to the 5000 block of Bass Place, SE where ShotSpotter* detected the sounds of gunfire.   Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds lying on the sidewalk alongside of 5023 Bass Place. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department personnel responded to the scene, but could find no life signs.   The victim, identified as 25-year-old Donnell Tyson of Southeast Washington, DC, was later pronounced dead on the scene by a representative from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia.  Subsequently, the body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

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 <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = U1 /?>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.