Police Identify Man Fatally Shot Thursday Morning Outside Nightclub as Paul Aime Tanoh Danzo

Metropolitan Police have identified the man shot and killed outside Balletto nightclub as 24-year-old Paul Aime Tanoh Danzo of Laurel, Md.

Police responded to the 1000 block of 17th Street Northwest around 2:30 a.m. Thursday and found Danzo sitting in his vehicle and saw he had been shot several times.

Police say Danzo was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, but later died from his injuries.

Here is a round-up of Tweets from the morning of the shooting:

The MPD press release is below:

Homicide: 1000 Block of 17th Street, NW

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 1000 block of 17th Street, Northwest.

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, at approximately 2:39 am, units from the Second District responded to the 1000 block of 17th Street, NW, for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds while sitting inside of his vehicle. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. The victim later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 24-year-old Paul Aime Tanoh Danzo of Laurel, 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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