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Homicide: 1400 Block of Howard Road, Southeast

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, September 23, 2018, in the 1400 Block of Howard Road, Southeast.

At approximately 1:10 am, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location due to the sounds of gunshots. Moments later, members were notified of a victim that was seeking treatment at a local hospital for multiple gunshot wounds. After all lifesaving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 28 year-old Ervin Eugene Watkins, 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.