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Persons of Interest Sought in a Homicide: 900 Block of 12th Street, Northeast

Friday, February 24, 2017

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch seek the public's assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest in a fatal shooting that occurred on Friday, February 17, 2017, in the 900 block of 12th Street, Northeast.


At approximately 9:21 pm, members of the First District responded to the location for the report of sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.


The decedent was identified as 53-year-old Eric Linnair Wright, of Northwest, DC.


Both persons of interest can be seen in this video, including still photos of one of the subjects:


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.