Homicide Determined in Death of 61-Year-Old DC Man with Head Injuries

A 61-year-old Southeast DC man found unconscious Thursday night has died of his injuries and MPD has ruled his death a homicide.

In a press release issued Saturday night, MPD said the man, Darryl Eugene Sweet Sr., was found in the 3800 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE by officers responding to a call for an intoxicated male. Sweet was unconscious and unresponsive. He was taken to a hospital where doctors determined that he had suffered an internal head wound. He was pronounced dead on Friday.

In an autopsy his fatal injuries were characterized as blunt force trauma to the head.

A press release from MPD is below.

July 28, 2012

Homicide: 3800 Block of Minnesota Avenue, NE

(Washington, DC)- Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 3800 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE.

On Thursday, July 26, 2012, at approximately 10:06 pm, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the 3800 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE for the report of an intoxicated male. Upon arrival, they located an adult male unconscious and unresponsive. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to an area hospital where he was admitted. Detectives from the Homicide Branch responded to the hospital to investigate where it was determined the adult male was suffering from an internal head wound. On Friday, July 27, 2012, the adult male was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 61-year-old Darryl Eugene Sweet Sr. of Southeast, Washington, DC.

The decedent’s remains were transported to The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy was performed. The death was ruled a homicide by blunt force trauma to the head.

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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