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Homicide at 1506 45th Street, NE

Friday, June 30, 2006

At approximately 10:43 pm, on Thursday, June 29, 2006, Metropolitan Police were called to the front of 1506 45th Street, NE, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located 17-year-old Carl George Whitfield, of the 4600 block of Blaine Street, NE, suffering from an apparent multiple gunshot wound to the body. He was taken to the Howard University Hospital and pronounced dead.

Also located at the scene was a 19-year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the foot, and a 16-year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the heel. Both victims were taken to area hospitals, treated and released.

The preliminary investigation reveals that, while the three victims were standing in front of 1506 45th Street, NE, an unknown person or persons drove up to the location in a dark-colored car and started to fire at the victims, before fleeing the scene.

The case is under investigation by members of the department's Violent Crimes Branch.  Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.