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Shooting Homicide in Brightwood

From MPD:

“On 3/30/15, at approximately 2:45am, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for a shooting in the area of 13th and Van Buren Streets, NW. Once officers arrived on the scene the victim was located suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

If anyone has information in regard to this crime, or any others, we ask that you call 202.727.9099 or text 50411.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred at the intersection of 13th and Van Buren Streets, NW. On Monday, March 30, 2015, at approximately 2:36 am, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for a Robbery/Shooting at the intersection of 13th and Van Buren Streets, NW. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded and transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 34 year-old Antonio Ayala of Northwest, 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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