Petworth Homicide Victim ID'ed as David Eduardo Gonzalez

MPD today identified the victim of a fatal shooting in Petworth early this morning as 23-year-old David Eduardo Gonzalez, a northwest DC resident.

MPD’s press release is below.

July 19, 2011

Homicide: 900 Block of Randolph Street, NW

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 900 block of Randolph Street, NW.

On Tuesday July 19, 2011, at approximately 3:08 am, Units from the Fourth District responded to the 900 block of Randolph Street, NW to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they observed a male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 23 year-old David Eduardo Gonzalez 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 1-800-673-2777 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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