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Reward in Donte Manning Homicide Increased to $125,000

Tuesday, April 25, 2006
9-year-old boy died on April 26, 2005, from a gunshot wound while playing in front of his Northwest apartment complex

The Metropolitan Police Department announced today an increase in the reward offered for information that can solve the 2005 shooting death of 9-year-old Donte Manning. The reward in this case has been increased to up to $125,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Donte Manning.

On Thursday, March 24, 2005, at approximately 9:46 pm, Donte Manning was shot in the face while playing with a group of children in front of an apartment complex located at 2620 13th Street, NW. Reportedly, an unidentified gunman stood at the corner of 13th and Euclid Streets, NW, and opened fire with a handgun. The young victim was transported to Children's National Medical Center, where he was admitted in critical condition. On Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at approximately 10:53 am, Donte Manning was pronounced dead.

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