NE DC Shooting Victim IDed as Howard Ricardo Sampler

A man fatally shot in Northeast DC Tuesday night has been identified as 21-year-old Howard Ricardo Sampler of Southeast DC, MPD says.

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January 4, 2012

Homicide: 1500 Block of 45th Street, Northeast

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 1500 block of 45th Street, Northeast.

On Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at approximately 5:55 pm units from the Sixth District responded to a call for a shooting in the 1500 block of 45th Street, Northeast. Upon arrival, they located the victim, an adult male, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to local area hospital. The victim later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 21-year-old Howard Ricardo Sampler of Southeast, Washington DC.

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.
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). Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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