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Shooting Homicide at 13th and Riggs Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth July 18, 2015 at 8:33 am 30 Comments

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UPDATE from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at approximately 1:43 am.

Officers from the Third District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 1300 block of Riggs Street, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel 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 33-year-old Charles Douglas of District Heights, Maryland.

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 responsible 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.”

From MPD:

“On today’s date, at approximately 1:45 AM, a male subject was sitting in his vehicle in the 1300 block of Riggs Street, NW, when another subject approached him and fired several shots into the vehicle. The driver was struck by gunfire and transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch on 202-645-9600.”

A reader reports:

“Officers are still out on the street this morning. According to one of them, the victim struck in the attack has died and the shooting followed an argument in a club.”

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