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Homicide in the 3400 block of Minnesota Avenue, SE

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting that occurred on June 8, 2010, in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>3400 Minnesota Avenue, SE.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>


On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at approximately 4:40 pm, United States Park Police units were alerted to a wooded area in FortDupontPark to investigate the report of an unconscious person.  Upon arrival, Park Police officers found an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and requested District Fire and Emergency Medical Services and Sixth District units respond to the scene. 


The victim showed no signs consistent with life and was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where he was pronounced.  The victim has been identified as Don Diego Jones, a 43 year-old male of the 2100 block of North Anvil Lane, Temple Hills, Maryland. 


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)


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 wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.


Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to D.C. 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.