Victim in Heritage Club Shooting Identified as Jhonte Coleman

MPD has identified 34-year-old Jhonte Coleman of Suitland, MD, as the victim in last night’s deadly altercation in Dupont Circle.

In all, three men, including Coleman, were shot, and three others were stabbed. MPD’s statement is below.

Homicide: 1300 Block of Connecticut Avenue, NW

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Departments Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 1300 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW.

On Sunday, November 27, 2011, at approximately 2:34 am units from the Second District responded to a call for a shooting in the 1300 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW. Upon arrival, they located three gunshot victims and two victims suffering from stab wounds, all adult males. A third adult male stabbing victim was later discovered at an area hospital. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and transported all victims to local area hospitals. The first victim (decedent) later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. All other victims remain in area hospitals for treatment.

The decedent is identified as 34-year-old Jhonte Coleman of Suitland, 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 the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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