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Homicide in the 1600 block of W Street, SE

Monday, June 7, 2010
A 17-year-old juvenile was fatally shot.

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting that occurred in the 1600 block of W Street, SE.

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On Saturday, June 5, 2010, at approximately 2:57 am, units from the Seventh District were dispatched to the 1600 block of W Street, SE to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious subject who was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Service personnel responded and determined the victim had no signs of life. The victim was then transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where he was pronounced dead.


The victim in this case has been identified as 17-year-old Durand Lucas of the 2300 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Pitts Place, SE.


Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746)


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 wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.


Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.