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Homicide in the 500 Block of Taylor Street, NW

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

At approximately 9:43 am, on Wednesday, November 30, 2005, Metropolitan Police were called to the 500 block of Taylor Street, NW, for the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival officers located 18-year-old James Simms, of the 500 block of Shepherd Street, NW, inside a black Oldsmobile, suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the body.  He was subsequently transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead.

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


The Metropolitan Police 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 for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.