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Homicide at 4445 Benning Road, NE

Monday, June 12, 2006

At approximately 3:30 am on Saturday, June 10, 2006, police were called to the parking lot of Denny's restaurant located at 4445 Benning Road, NE, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located 24-year-old Donnell Jones, of the 1700 block of Bay Street, SE, suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. DC Fire Department emergency medical personnel responded to the scene, but found no signs consistent with life. He was taken to the DC Medical Examiner's Office and pronounced dead.

The case is under investigation by members of the department's Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099.

The department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible of any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.