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Vehicle of Interest Sought in a Homicide: 5700 Block of Southern Avenue, Southeast

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch seek assistance in locating a vehicle of interest in reference to a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, in the 5700 block of Southern Avenue, Southeast.

 

At approximately 9:35 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members were advised that DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services had transported a juvenile victim, unconscious and unresponsive, to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. Detectives’ investigation revealed that the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds, while inside a vehicle, at the listed location.

The decedent has been identified as 1 year-old Carmelo Duncan, of Southeast, DC.

 

A vehicle of interest, in this case has been described as a 2011 dark colored BMW X5 SUV. The vehicle was last known to bear a Virginia temporary tag number of G51179. At this time, it is unknown if that tag is still on the vehicle. The vehicle 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. In partnership with MPD, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Washington Field Division has offered an additional $25,000 and the FBI Washington Field Office has offered an additional $10,000 bringing the total reward amount to $60,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in this case. 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.