Man Killed in Early Morning NW DC Shooting; Fifth Homicide in 36 Hours

Update: MPD has identified the victim in this case as 51-year-old Billy Andre Harris of Northwest. A press release from MPD is after the jump.

A man died after being shot early Saturday morning in Northwest DC, the fifth homicide in less than 36 hours in the District.

A message on the Fourth District listserv from Commander Kimberly Chisley-Missouri states:

Around 3am, units received a call for a shooting in the 4800 blk of 9th St NW. Upon arrival an adult male was located suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He has been pronounced. Members of the Homicide Branch are investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.

March 1, 2014

Homicide: 4800 Block of 9th Street, Northwest

(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 4800 block of 9th Street, Northwest.

On Saturday, March 1, 2014, at approximately 3:00 am, police officers from the Fourth District received a call for a shooting at 9th and Decatur Street, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wound in the 4800 block of 9th Street, Northwest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed to determine cause and manner of death.

The decedent has been identified as 51-year-old Billy Andre Harris of Northwest, 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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