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Suspect Sought in a Homicide: 600 Block of Morton Street, Northwest

Monday, July 8, 2019

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday, June 22, 2019, in the 600 block of Morton Street, Northwest.

At approximately 9:51 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim, unconscious and not breathing, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. Additionally, members located a second adult male victim in the 3400 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest, conscious and breathing, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The decedent has been identified as 45 year-old Melton Grant, of no fixed address.

The suspect in this case has been identified as 41 year old Keith Toney, of Southeast, DC. Toney is described as a black male, 5’9” tall, weighing 150-160 pounds, with a thin build, short black hair and may possibly be wearing an eye patch. Toney is wanted on a DC Superior Court arrest warrant for First Degree Murder While Armed (Premeditated) in reference to this case. He can be seen in the photos below:

 

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 sending a text message to 50411.