At approximately 12:34 am, on Thursday, May 18, 2006, Metropolitan Police were called to the rear of 2647 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, for the report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, officers located 22-year-old Tamarki Oates, of the 1800 block of Bryant Street, NE, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the head and body. He was taken to the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and pronounced dead.
The case is under investigation by members of the department's Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099.
The Metropolitan Police 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.