2 Men Shot in the Head in Trinidad, One Killed


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MPD tweeted last night:

“5D SHOOTING/1100 BLADENSBURG RD NE/2 ADULT MALES SHOT IN THE HEAD/LOF 2 MALES WEARING SKI MASKS/5269″

MPD wrote this morning:

“This morning, Saturday, December 22, 2012, at about 1:45 am, 5D officers were called to a scene in the 1100 block of Bladensburg Road, NE, for a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the men was lifeless at the scene. The second man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

At this point we have no further information to release, but we ask that anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area at that time please call 727-9099 to report it.”

Updated full press release after the jump.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double shooting in the 1100 block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast, in which an adult male has died of his injuries.

On Saturday, December 22, 2012, at approximately 1:44 am, members of the Fifth District responded to a call for the report of a shooting in the 1100 block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast. Upon their arrival, members located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds lying in the roadway. Members of the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services treated the victim who had no signs consistent with life. He was transported to the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.

The decedent is identified as 44-year-old Raymond Harris of Northwest, Washington, DC.

Fifth District members also located a second adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle in 1100 block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast. The second victim was transported to a local hospital and admitted in critical condition.

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 wanted 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 text messaging 50411.

6 Comment

  • What is with the increased use of masks in DC crimes?!

  • I have a question: Why such a substantial reward to offer as an incentive to prosecute the person responsible? I have never claimed a reward, nor have I known anyone to do so, but it seems like a large amount. Is this standard for homicide? Only basing my opinion on previous posts I’ve read regarding convictions, whomever may be found responsible would receive a sentence of ~40 years. Is it worth spending more money to encourage people to come forth with information, when the perpetrator will be released back into society?

    • @Steve

      If you don’t think getting a killer off the street for 20-30 is worth $25,000, I don’t know what to tell you about how you value money OR human life.

      • I would just rather see the money put towards rehabilitation efforts and encourage those who know more about the crime to come forward using other methods. Why need to bribe citizens to come forth with information regarding the loss of life? Take on the problem at the source and spend this money towards programs to take the fear out of reporting violent crimes to mitigate them altogether. I’m sorry if I’ve upset you.

    • A major reason so many homicides go unsolved in the district and in other major cities is because potential witnesses do not come forward out of fear for their own life due to retaliation. Just last week, a man who was scheduled to testify in a murder trial was shot to death while holding his infant son.

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