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Homicide: 5100 Block of H Street, Southeast

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday, December 8, 2018, in the 5100 block of H Street, Southeast


At approximately 12:18 am, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Moments later, Sixth District units were dispatched to Pennsylvania Avenue and Southern Avenue for the report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy was performed. As a result, the cause of death was determined to be multiple gunshot wounds. The manner of death was ruled a homicide. 


The decedent has been identified as 32 year-old Jacob Jones, of Southeast, 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 any 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.