NBC Reports Body of a Shooting Victim Found in Euclid Street Fire

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From NBC Washington:

“The body of a shooting victim was found inside a Northwest D.C. apartment following a fire Friday morning.”

The fire was reported at 1034 Euclid Street, NW around 6 a.m.

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 1000 block of Euclid Street, NW.

On Friday, July 26, 2013 at approximately 6:18 am, personnel from the DC Fire & Emergency Medical Services received a call for smoke in an apartment building in the 1000 block of Euclid Street, NW. Upon arrival, they forced entry into an apartment and pulled the decedent from within. The decedent was suffering from burns and apparent gunshot wounds. The decedent was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The decedent’s body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending a ruling on the cause and manner of death.

The decedent is identified as 31 year-old Randolph Scott Harris, Jr. of Northwest, DC.

The decedent is said to have operated a 2006 Silver Four-door Mercedes SUV-style vehicle bearing Maryland Tags 7AL7802 similar to the pictures shown below. This vehicle was not on the scene at the time of the decedent’s discovery. Anyone who has knowledge of this vehicle, or sees the vehicle should take no action, but should immediately call the police.

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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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