Man Shot and Killed at Georgia and Fairmont St, NW Update – Victim was Howard University Student

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From MPD:

“At approximately 1130 pm last night, Third District officers were called to the 700 block of Fairmont Street for a shooting. Once on the scene, officers found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was transported to a local area hospital were he succumb to his injury. Further investigation revealed that there may have been some type of argument or struggle in the middle of that block possibly that led to this shooting. If anyone has any information related to this event, you are encouraged to call (202) 727-9099.”

Update from the Washington Post:

The fatally wounded student, 22-year-old Omar Sykes of Northwest Washington, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, according to Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Officer Araz Alali.

A police sergeant would not comment on the alleged motive for the shooting.

Update from Council Member Jim Graham:

“My information from MPD indicates that it may have been a robbery that resulted ultimately in this death. A gun may have accidentally fired during that robbery and beating. There is a witness, and there may be video evidence as well.”

Photo of scene Friday morning courtesy S.C.

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