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Fatal Shooting on K Street, NE

Friday, October 2, 2009
A 30-year-old Suitland, Md. man was fatally shot.

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 1600 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>K Street, NE on October 1, 2009.

On Thursday, October 1, 2009, at approximately 5:25 pm, officers assigned to the Fifth District responded to the 1600 block of K Street, NE to investigate the sound of gunfire detected by ShotSpotter*.  Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.  He has been identified as 30-year-old Andre Pate of the 6600 block of Ronald Road in Suitland, Maryland.   <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office: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 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.