Jimmie Lee Simmons III and Domonique Barber Identified as Victims of Fatal Columbia Heights Shooting

MPD this evening identified two men killed in a triple shooting in Columbia Heights Saturday morning as 32-year-old Jimmie Lee Simmons III and 31-year-old Domonique Barber. Both men were from Northwest D.C.

A third victim was admitted to the hospital in grave condition, MPD said.

Family and friends of the men commented on the crime and left memorial messages online throughout the day. Homicide Watch has gathered some of those messages.

MPD’s press release is after the jump.

July 9, 2011
Double Homicide in the 1400 Block of Parkwood Place, NW

(Washington, DC) —Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double homicide that occurred in the 1400 block of Parkwood Place, NW.

On Saturday, July 9, 2011, at approximately 5:52 am, members of the Third District responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 1400 block of Parkwood Place, NW. Upon arrival on the scene, they found three adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined two of the victims had no signs compatible with life. Those two victims were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where they were pronounced dead. The third victim was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted in grave condition.

The decedents have been identified as:

32-year-old Jimmie Lee Simmons III of NW, Washington, DC
31-year-old Domonique Barber of NW, Washington, 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 1-800-673-2777 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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