Links Roundup: Grace Deli Shooting on H Street

Note: A press release from MPD has been added to this post. Thursday, 10:27 p.m.

Details on the early morning shooting death of Hae Soon Lim, also known as “June” and “Grace,” emerged this evening.

A curation of coverage is after the jump. More links will be added to this post as they become available.

From the Washington Times:

A well-liked H Street Northeast deli owner was shot in the neck and killed during an apparent robbery inside her shop early Thursday morning, according to D.C. police.

Hae Soon Lim, 64, whom her customers knew as “June,” was found dead inside Grace Deli at around 6:30 a.m. by another employee arriving for work, Metropolitan Police Department homicide detective Lt. Robert Alder said.

“We don’t know if somebody followed her in or came in after she was inside the establishment,” Lt. Alder said of the potential robbery, adding that there were no signs of forced entry to the store.

From MPD:

June 14, 2012

Homicide in the 700 Block of H Street, NE

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 700 block of H Street, NE.

On Thursday, June 14, 2012, at approximately 6:15 am, a First District officer was flagged down by a citizen who notified him of an unconscious person in the 700 block of H Street, NE. The officer located an adult female, inside a business establishment, suffering from what was later determined to be a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The victim was pronounced dead by a member of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.

The decedent has been identified as 64-year-old Hae Soon Lim of Rockville, MD.

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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