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Riggs Road Homicide Victim Identified

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The victim who was fatally shot Sunday morning in the 300 block of Riggs Road, NE, has been identified as 28-year-old Bladimir Rafael Morel of the 8700 block of Carroll Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Mr. Morel was shot at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2008.  He was pronounced dead at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland. 

This case remains under investigation by detectives assigned to the department’s Homicide and Sexual Offenses Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E].

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.