MPD Names Man Wanted in Columbia Heights Double Homicide

Irving Harris Johnson, from MPD “wanted” poster

MPD has identified a suspect in a fatal Columbia Heights shooting that killed Domonique Barber and Jimmie Lee Simmons.

Irving Harris Johnson is wanted in connection with the crime, MPD said Monday night in a press release. Johnson, 25, is a black male, 5’10, 160 pounds, with medium complexion and a lazy left eye, said MPD.

Barber and Simmons were shot just before six a.m. on July 9. A third shooting victim survived. Earlier reports indicated that there was gambling at the time of the shooting and that two black males were seen fleeing from the scene.

MPD’s “wanted” poster of Johnson, and their press release, are after the jump.

August 22, 2011

Homicide Suspect Sought

( Washington, DC) — The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with the double homicide of 32-year-old Jimmie Lee Simmons and 31-year-old Dominique Barber, who were fatally shot on July 9, 2011 at approximately 5:52 a.m. in the 1400 block of Parkwood Place, NW. The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Irving Harris Johnson.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’10 in height, 160 pounds, with medium complexion and a lazy left eye.

Individuals with information about the suspect’s whereabouts should take no action, but contact police immediately.

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 fro 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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