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Southeast Shooting Leaves Man Dead

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch are investigating a shooting that killed a man in Southeast, D.C.


On November 4, 2023, at approximately 3:45 p.m., First District officers responded to the 1400 block of L Street, Southeast, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from gunshot wound injuries. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services was called to the scene, and, after all life-saving efforts failed, the man was pronounced dead.


The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Charles Towles, 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 each 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 sending a text message to 50411.

CCN: 23181500