Monday Evening Shooting Victim, Rhett Gelb, Succumbs to Injuries

A Tacoma Park, Md., resident has died of gunshot wounds sustained in Northwest D.C. Monday evening; he was pronounced dead Wednesday.

Rhett Gelb, 22, was found suffering from a gunshot wound in the unit block of Hamilton Street NW around 8 p.m. Monday. He was admitted to the hospital in critical condition and succumbed to his injuries Wednesday.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the shooting.

The MPD press release is below.

Homicide: Unit Block of Hamilton Street, NW

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

On Monday, May 27, 2013, at approximately 7:50 pm, units from the Fourth District responded to the unit block of Hamilton Street, NW for the report of shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the adult male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 22-year-old Rhett Gelb of Takoma Park, Maryland.

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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