Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, November 25, 2022, in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street, Southwest.
At approximately 2:50 am, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of the sound of gunshots. Upon arrival, the members located an adult male victim, inside of a residence, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and after finding no signs consistent with life, the victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The decedent has been identified as 44-year-old Sherif Akande, of Southwest, 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 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.