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From MPD: “Shortly after 1245pm today [Thursday], we received a call for a shooting inside a residence in the 900 block of New Jersey Ave NW. We located an adult female suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, life savings efforts were unsuccessful and she was pronounced deceased. Our Homicide Unit has assumed the investigation.

We ask that anyone with information regarding this incident call us at 202-727-9099 or text us at 50411.”

Full release:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the 900 block of New Jersey Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 12:45 pm, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious adult female, inside of a residence, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 25 year-old Resha Blount, 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.”


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