Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast on Monday, August 29, 2016.
At approximately 11:46 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location and located an adult male, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire & EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. Once admitted to the hospital, all lifesaving efforts failed, and the victim was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 24-year-old Tony Jermaine Gates, 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 text messaging 50411.