Man Shot and Killed at 18th and D St, NE

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Last night around 8:45pm @IAFF36 tweeted:

“Shooting – 18th Street & D Street Ne”

From MPD this morning:

Last evening we had an adult male that was shot and later succumb to his injuries at a local area hospital. This criminal offense is being investigated as a Homicide and we are re-canvassing the area for additional evidence and witnesses at this time.

Update from MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 400 block of 18th Street, Northeast.

On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at approximately 9:42 pm, officers from the Fifth District responded to the 400 block of 18th Street, NE for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, a crime scene was located and further investigation revealed that the victim was transported by citizens to an area hospital. The victim, an adult male was admitted in critical condition suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 45 year-old Lawrence David Phillips of Southeast, Washington, DC.

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.

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  • That explains the helicopter around that time yesterday…

  • This is the location of “Parks Economy Market” and liquor store.

  • Okay, enough of this corner already. It’s a bastion of shady activity in an otherwise very safe neighborhood. If there was ever a corner that needed an MPD presence (like mobile lamps) it’s this one.

    • VNR: The shooting occurred closer to E Street, actually. Both stores had been closed for probably two hours. SF: There is a police camera at 18th and D.

  • A murder happened not far from here about a week or two ago (at one of the gas stations on Benning Road). There might be a connection to that incident and not necessarily related to anything at the liquor store.

    • “A murder happened not far from here about a week or two ago (at one of the gas stations on Benning Road).”

      No there wasn’t

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