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Homicide in the 1200 block of 44th Street, NE

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are currently investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 1200 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>44th Street, NE.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

At approximately 8:50 pm on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, officers from the Sixth District responded to the 1200 block of 44th Street, NE, to investigate the report of a possible vehicle accident at that location. Upon arrival, officers learned that two adult males who had been removed from the vehicle by emergency medical service personnel were found to be suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.   One of the victims, identified as 37-year-old Babacar Ndiaye  of Oxon Hill, Maryland was transported by personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The second victim was also transported to an area hospital where he has been admitted in critical condition. His identity is being withheld at this time due to the fact that he is a potential witness in this case.

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 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 Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.