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Homicide: 1300 Block of Savannah Street, Southeast

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred in the 1300 block of Savannah Street, Southeast, on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at approximately 4:23 am.

Members of the Seventh District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon their arrival, officers located an adult male, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital where all life-saving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead. The decedent’s remains will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 18-year-old Shaun Simmons of Southeast, Washington, 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 text messaging 50411.