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Homicide: 1500 Block of 45th Street, Northeast

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday, April 19, 2021, in the 1500 block of 45th Street, Northeast.


At approximately 7:57 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the 4500 block of Quarles Street, Northeast, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male, inside of a vehicle, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The detectives’ investigation revealed the offense occurred in the 1500 block of 45th Street, Northeast.


On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 27 year-old Kentrell Devaughn, of Northeast, 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 each 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.