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Confirmed Shooting in Petworth Sunday Night


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From the Mayor’s Office just after 6:45pm:

“I have been on the scene of a recent shooting investigation on the 900 block of Shepherd St NW.

Currently the 900 block of Shepherd St NW is closed in both directions.

The Metropolitan Police Department is still on the scene investigating the incident. Please avoid this area and follow the instructions of emergency management personnel.

We ask if anyone has any information related to this incident that they please contact the Metropolitan Police Department’s tip-line at 202-727-9099 or by text at 50411”

Update from MPD:

“On Sunday, November 5th, around 6:10 PM officers responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 900 block of Shepherd Street, NW. They found an adult male suffering from gun shot wounds. The victim of the shooting did not survive his injuries.

This is being investigated by detectives of the Homicide Branch. Anyone with Information can call MPD at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 900 block of Shepherd Street, Northwest, on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

At approximately 6:10 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious and unresponsive adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined there were no signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 35 year-old Juan Nelson Roberts.

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 sending a text message to 50411.”

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