Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Irvington Street, Southwest, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
At approximately 2:07 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.
The decedent was identified as 25-year-old Damonta Thompson, of Southwest, DC.
The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public's assistance in locating Seth Holmes. Holmes, pictured below, is currently wanted on a DC Superior Court arrest warrant for Second Degree Murder While Armed in the fatal shooting of Mr. Thompson. He is described as a 23-year-old black male, 5’9” tall, 180 pounds, with brown eyes, and black shoulder length hair. Holmes, who can be seen in the pictures below, should be considered armed and dangerous.
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.