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Homicide: 5400 Block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, Northeast

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 5400 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, Northeast.

On Monday, March 31, 2014, at approximately 9:50 pm, police officers from the Sixth District responded to a call to investigate the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  The decedent has been subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, where an autopsy will be performed to ascertain cause and manner of death.

The decedent has been identified as 22-year-old Charles Melvin Parrish of Northeast, 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 wanted 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 text messaging 50411.