More Details in Truxton Circle Shooting of Billy Mitchell

MyFoxDC has more details on the Truxton Circle shooting that killed 33-year-old Billy Mitchell late Wednesday night/ early Thursday morning.

Here’s the press release from Metro PD:

January 20, 2011

Homicide at North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue, NW
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred at the intersection of North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue, NW.

On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at approximately 11:00 pm, units from the Fifth District responded to the intersection of North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue, NW, for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Prior to their arrival a First District Unit was flagged down by a citizen and advised of a shooting victim on the corner of North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue, NW. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 33-year-old William Mitchell of Northwest, DC.

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 DC 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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