Barry Farm Shooting Victim ID’ed as Levern Butler

A man killed in a shooting in Barry Farm early Tuesday morning has been identified as 27-year-old Levern Butler.

A press release from MPD is below.

May 22, 2012

Homicide: 1300 Block of Stevens Road, SE

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 1300 block of Stevens Road, SE.

On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at approximately 1:18 am, units from the Seventh District responded to the rear of 1300 block of Stevens Road, SE for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. The victim was later transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office where he was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 27-year-old Levern Butler of Southeast, 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. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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