Suspect Arrested in SE Homicide

Metro Police have announced an arrest in the homicide of 17-year-old Ricardo Vondell Minger, which occured Friday night.

Police did not identify the suspect in the 6th District listserve announcement:

Hello Community!

I just wanted to inform you that the homicide, which occurred on Friday night in the 5300 Block of E. Street SE has been closed with an arrest!

Many thanks to our Homicide Detectives for a speedy closure!

Cmdr. Robert J. Contee, III

According to the Washington Examiner,

Ricardo Vondell Minger was found with multiple gunshot wounds about 10 p.m. Friday inside a building in the 5300 block of E Street SE, near Southern Avenue, police said. He later died of his injuries.

Metro’s press release on the shooting follows:

Victim Identified in the Homicide in the 5300 Block of E Street, SE

( Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 5300 block of E Street, SE.

On Friday, January 7, 2011, at approximately 10:00 pm, units from the Sixth District responded to the 5300 block of E Street, SE, for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival on the scene, they located the victim inside of the premises suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 17-year-old Ricardo Vondell Minger of the 4000 block of First Street, SE.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).

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.

Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to D.C. CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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