Emerald St NE Shooting Victim ID'ed as Leonard Bigelow

MPD has identified the victim of a homicide in Northeast DC late Friday night as 43-year-old Leonard Bigelow.

A release from MPD states the Bigelow was found suffering from a gunshot wound at about 10:43 p.m Friday night. He was taken to a local hospital where he died just before midnight.

The press release is after the jump.

August 27, 2011

Homicide in the1300 block of Emerald Street, NE

( Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 1300 block of Emerald Street, NE.

On Friday, August 26, 2011, at approximately 10:43 p.m., units from the First District were dispatched to the 1300 block of Emerald Street, NE, to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male who was unconscious, unresponsive and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Personnel from Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 11:24 p.m. His remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 43-year-old Leonard Bigelow 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 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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