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Homicide in the 2700 Block of Langston Place, SE

Thursday, October 28, 2010
A 37-year-old man was fatally shot.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 2700 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Langston Place, SE.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

On Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at approximately 10:00 pm, while on patrol, officers from the Seventh District heard sounds of gunshots.  The officers then canvassed the area and discovered an adult male victim on the sidewalk of the 2700 block of Langston Place, SE suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to Prince George’s CommunityHospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The victim’s remains will be transported to the Maryland Medical Examiner Office pending an autopsy.  

The victim in the case has been identified as 37-year-old Darnell Lucas of Capital Heights, MD.

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).

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.