A reader reports just after 4pm:
“there was just a shooting in Eckington on Eckington Place, north of FedEx and just south of Qualia Coffee. A guy was shooting from the northwest corner of Eckington Pl and Q St NE and I saw a kid go down and stay down. Probably 6 or 7 shots. Obviously traffic around Dave Thomas Circle is a no-go.”
“Alert: Shooting, 1551 hours, 1500 blk Eckington Pl NE, Lookout for a B/M, 5’11, black sweat shirt, grey sweat pants, black shoes L/S W/B on Harry Thomas Way NE”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday February 15, 2019, in the 100 block of Harry Thomas Way, Northeast.
At approximately 3:50 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 20-year-old Matthew Washington, of Northwest, 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 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.”