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Homicide in the 2200 Block of 2nd Street, NW

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide which occurred Monday, July 21, 2008 in the 2200 block of 2nd Street, NW.

At approximately 10:23 pm on July 21, 2008, officers on patrol from the Fifth District were advised of a possible shooting victim in the 2200 block of 2nd Street, NW. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was subsequently transported to an area hospital by DC Fire Department emergency medical personnel and pronounced dead at 10:48 pm.

The decedent in this case has been identified as 34-year-old Oscar Willis Powell of the 5300 block of North Capitol Street, NW.   

This case remains under investigation by detectives from the department’s Homicide and Sexual Offenses Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E]. Anonymous information may also be forwarded to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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