Joseph David Fowlkes Killed in Northwest Shooting

Police have identified the man shot early Friday morning as 27-year-old Joseph David Fowlkes, of Capitol Heights, Maryland.

Fowlkes was found in the 400 block of Shepherd Street Northwest, with multiple gunshot wounds, at around 2:19 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests were announced in connection with the case.

A press release from MPD is below.

Homicide: 400 Block of Shepherd Street, NW

(Washington, DC)- The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide which occurred in the 400 Block of Shepherd Street, NW.

On Friday, November 1, 2013, at approximately 2:19 am, units from the Fourth District responded to the 400 Block of Shepherd Street, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced. The remains of the decedent were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy and a determination of a cause and manner of death.

The decedent is identified as 27-year-old Joseph David Fowlkes of Capitol Heights, Maryland.

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