Rashid Paul and D'Angelo Thompson Identified as Victims of Double Shooting

Police have identified the two victims in last night’s double homicide as 26-year-old Rashid Paul of Northwest and 27-year-old D’Angelo Thompson of Northeast. Metro PD’s full statement is below:

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double fatal shooting which occurred in the 200 block of Peabody Street, NE.

On Sunday, January 23, 2011, at approximately 7:00 pm, units from the Fourth District responded to the 6000 block of New Hampshire Avenue, NE, for the sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, officers canvassed the area and located two victims inside a vehicle in the 100 block of Peabody Street, NE. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined neither victim had any signs consistent with life.

The decedents have been identified as 26 year old Rashid Paul of Northwest, DC and 27 year old D’Angelo Thompson of Northeast, 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 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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