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Homicide in the 4800 block of Dix Street, NE

Friday, May 1, 2009

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred on <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Dix Street, NE.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

At approximately 1:00 am on Friday, May 1, 2009, members assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sixth District and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a residence in the 4800 block of Dix Street, NE for the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, they located 29-year-old Prince Wright, of the 4400 block of Dix Street, NE, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  He was immediately taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead.


Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E] (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 DC 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.