Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred on Friday, August 7, 2015, at approximately 12:48 am.
Members of the Seventh District were in the 3200 block of 23rd Street, Southeast when they were flagged down for a shooting. Officers canvassed the area and located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The decedent’s remains will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.
The decedent has been identified as 38-year-old Charles Burton of Southeast, DC.
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.