Shooting Victim ID'ed as 19-year-old as Jeffrey Yarnell Covington

MPD has identified the man killed early Saturday morning in Southeast DC as 19-year-old Jeffrey Yarnell Covington from Upper Marlboro, Md.

MPD’s press release is below.

July 2, 2011

Homicide: 600 block of 46th Place, SE

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 600 block of 46th Place, SE.

On Saturday July 2, 2011, at approximately 1:30 am, units from the Sixth District responded to shooting in the 600 block of 46th Place, SE. Upon arriving on the scene, officers located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 19 year-old Jeffrey Yarnell Covington of Upper Marlboro, Md.

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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