On Monday, January 30, 2006, at about 1 pm, Metropolitan Police and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel were summoned to the 500 block of Lamont Street, NW, to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located three males suffering from gunshot wounds and lying in front of 510 Lamont Street, NW.
Fire/EMS personnel could find no signs consistent with life in one of the victims. He was later officially pronounced dead on the scene by personnel from the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and then transported to the ME's Office. The other two victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of apparently non-life threatening injuries.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
The decedent has been identified as 19-year-old Delante McCray, of the 600 block of Quincy Street, NW. The identities of the survivors are being withheld because they are witnesses in the case.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the operator of a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee traveling north on Warder Street, NW, stopped at the intersection of Lamont Street, fired at the group of males, and then continued northbound on Warder Street. The suspect is described only as a black male. The suspect vehicle is believed to be blue or black in color, license tags unknown.
The case is currently under investigation by detectives assigned to the MPDC's Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone who has information regarding this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099.
The Metropolitan Police Department is currently offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.