“At around 9:40 PM, sounds of gunshots were detected in the area of Center Street and Ogden Street, NW. The victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital. The victim did not survive his wounds and was pronounced dead just before the midnight hour. The identity of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification to the next of kin.
We ask that if anyone has any information regarding this crime to please call the MPD Command Information Center at (202)727-9099 or text at 50411.”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 3500 block of Center Street, Northwest. On Saturday, March 7, 2015, at approximately 9:43 p.m., members of the Fourth District responded to a call for the report of a shooting victim in the 1500 block Ogden Street NW, where they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 30 year-old Deonte Bethea of Northwest, Washington, DC. An investigation revealed the shooting occurred in the 3500 block of Center Street, NW.
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.”