Sunday Morning Shooting in Southeast D.C. Leaves Man Dead

Update: Police have identified the victim as 23-year-old Angelo Alphonso Payne.

A man was shot and killed early this morning in Southeast D.C., the Washington Post reported. The victim has not yet been identified.

Shortly after midnight Sunday, police responded to gunshots in the 3400 block of Croffut Place.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he later died of his injuries.

The shooting was the second homicide in DC within about eight hours. A shooting victim killed Saturday night has not yet been identified.

The MPD press release has been added to this post.

Homicide: 3400 Block of Croffut Place, SE

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 3400 block of Croffut Place, Southeast.

On Sunday, December 30, 2012, at approximately 12:08 am members of the Sixth District responded to the 3400 block of Croffut Place, SE for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival they discovered an unconscious adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 23-year-old Angelo Alphonso Payne 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. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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