NW DC Fire, Shooting Victim Identified as Randolph Scott Harris, Jr.; Police Search for Harris’ Car

A man found dead in a burning apartment in Northwest DC early Friday has been identified by police as 31-year-old Randolph Scott Harris, Jr.

Police say he was the victim of a homicide.

Harris was found inside an apartment in the 1000 block of Euclid Street Northwest suffering from burns and gunshot wounds at about 6:18 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital where he was declared dead.

Police say that Harris’ car was not at the apartment when Harris was found and asked people in the area to call police if they see it. The car is described as a 2006 silver 4-door Mercedes SUV-style vehicle with a Maryland license plate of 7AL7802.

Photos of the vehicle are included in the press release from police, below.

July 26, 2013

Homicide: 1000 Block of Euclid Street, Northwest

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 1000 block of Euclid Street, NW.
On Friday, July 26, 2013 at approximately 6:18 am, personnel from the DC Fire & Emergency Medical Services received a call for smoke in an apartment building in the 1000 block of Euclid Street, NW. Upon arrival, they forced entry into an apartment and pulled the decedent from within. The decedent was suffering from burns and apparent gunshot wounds. The decedent was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The decedent’s body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending a ruling on the cause and manner of death.

The decedent is identified as 31 year-old Randolph Scott Harris, Jr. of Northwest, DC.

The decedent is said to have operated a 2006 Silver Four-door Mercedes SUV-style vehicle bearing Maryland Tags 7AL7802 similar to the pictures shown below. This vehicle was not on the scene at the time of the decedent’s discovery. Anyone who has knowledge of this vehicle, or sees the vehicle should take no action, but should immediately call the police.

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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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