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Homicide in the 1600 Block of Isherwood Street, NE

Monday, November 14, 2005

At approximately 11:36 pm on Friday, November 11, 2005, Metropolitan Police were called to the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 26-year-old male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the head. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel were called to the scene, but found no signs consistent with life. The victim was taken to the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and pronounced dead.

A 43-year-old male was also located, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the back. He was taken to an area hospital and admitted in stable condition. A 53-year-old male was also located, suffering from a graze wound to the face that was possibly caused by flying glass. He did not require hospitalization. The preliminary investigation indicates that the men were standing in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE, when a vehicle, possibly a blue minivan, approached and person or persons unknown apparently fired in the direction of the men. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.

The names of the wounded men are being withheld because they are considered witnesses at this time. The case is under investigation by members of the MPDC's Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099.

The 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.