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Homicide: 1700 Block of West Virginia Avenue, Northeast

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in the 1700 block of West Virginia Avenue, Northeast.


At approximately 12:00 am, on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, members of the Fifth District responded to the 1700 block of West Virginia Avenue, Northeast, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male, inside of a residential building at the listed location, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 25-year-old Donald Lewis, 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 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.