Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are currently investigating a fatal shooting committed in the 1100 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>48th Street, NE.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
On Friday, October 30, 2009, at approximately 12:30 am, officers assigned to the Sixth District responded to the rear of the 1100 block of 48th Street for the sound of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they located an unconscious adult male lying in an alley and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department responded to the scene but were unable to find signs consistent with life. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia. He has been identified as 20-year-old Deuante Ray of the 1100 block of 45th Street NE.
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.