Police Commander Says NE DC Death Has Not Been Classified As Homicide

UPDATED with press release from MPD
Fifth District Commander Andy Solberg says that Aaron Henderson‘s death has not been classified as a homicide, but MPD this afternoon released a reward poster saying that it was.

Solberg’s message, sent to the 5D listerve at about 3:30 p.m. reads:

The death of the man last night in the alley in the 1000 block of 16th St NE has NOT been determined to be a homicide at this time.

Detectives are still investigating the death of the man and we will provide updates as we learn more.

MPD tweeted at about noon that the man was identified as Henderson and was a homicide victim.

The poster is below.

MPD issued the following press release at about 8:30 Thursday evening.

April 19, 2012

Death Investigation: 1000 Block of 16th Street, NE

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a death which occurred in the 1000 block of 16th Street, NE.

On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at approximately 11:50 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the 1000 block of 16th Street, NE for the report of a man down. Upon arrival, they located an adult male, unconscious and unresponsive suffering from apparent trauma to the head. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the person to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 36 year-old Aaron Timothy Henderson of Northeast, Washington, DC.

The manner of death has not been determined and is pending a ruling by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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