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Homicide: 1300 Block of Half Street, Southwest

Wednesday, October 9, 2019


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, in the 1300 block of Half Street, Southwest.


At approximately 1:15 pm, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and determined the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.


The decedent has been identified as 15 year-old Thomas Johnson, of Southeast, DC.


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. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.