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Homicide: 1800 Block of Benning Road, Northeast

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that resulted from a shooting that occurred in the 1800 block of Benning Road, Northeast, on Friday, February 19, 2016.                                                        

At approximately 9:42 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting.  Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 21-year-old Dante Kinard, of Northeast, D.C.

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 text messaging 50411.