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Homicide: 5200 Block of Sheriff Road, Northeast

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, in the 5200 block of Sheriff Road, Northeast.


At approximately 7:56 pm, members of the Sixth District heard the sounds of gunshots at the listed location and responded to the area. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries.


On Thursday, October 10, 2019, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead


The decedent has been identified as 24 year-old Kevin Better, 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.