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Homicide in Front of 1439 Girard Street, NW

Monday, June 4, 2007
Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of 13-year-old Terry Cutchins.

At approximately 10:22 pm, on Saturday, June 2, 2007, police were called to the front of 1439 Girard Street, NW, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located 13-year-old Terry Cutchin, of the 1300 block of Columbia Road, NW, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the body. He was taken to the Washington Hospital Center’s MedStar Unit and pronounced dead.

 A second victim, a 23-year-old male, was driven by private vehicle to an area hospital with a reported gunshot wound to the right arm where he was treated and released.

The identity of the second victim is being withheld because he is considered a witness in this case.  

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

The 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.

CORRECTION: The proper spelling of the victim's last name is Cutchin. The news release has been updated to reflect this correction.

Update, 6/9/07