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Homicide: 3100 Block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Southeast

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 3100 Block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Southeast on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.                                                           

At approximately 2:50 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to a call for a shooting.  Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds.  Members of the DCFEMS arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 22-year-old Demetrius Christopher Medlay, of Southeast, 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.