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Homicide: 3600 Block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, April 15, 2021, in the 3600 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest.


At approximately 4:34 am, members of the Second District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. The adult male sustained life threatening injuries.


On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 49 year-old Oscar Rodas, of District Heights, MD.


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 each 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 sending a text message to 50411.