At approximately 1:40 this morning, Monday, September 10, 2007, police were called to the rear of 2410 Hartford Street, SE for the report of a body being found. Upon arrival they located a 25-year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. DC Fire Department emergency medical personnel responded to the scene but found no signs consistent with life. He was taken to the Office of the DC Medical Examiner and pronounced dead.
The name of the decedent is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.
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.