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Homicide in the Unit Block of New York Avenue, Northwest

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at approximately 4:54 pm.

Officers from the Fifth District responded to a call for an assault in progress in the Unit block of New York Avenue, Northwest.  Upon arrival, they located an adult male victim unconscious and breathing suffering from head trauma.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital. On Monday, July 6, 2015, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 52-year-old Thomas Harris of Alexandria, VA.

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 text messaging 50411.