Man Found Shot in Overturned Car in NW DC Wed. Night

UPDATE 1:44 p.m.
According to MPD, the shooting occurred in the 1200 block of Madison Street Northwest and the vehicle was found in the 900 block of Madison Street Northwest. The victim has not yet been identified. A press release from MPD has been added to the bottom of this post.


A man found shot in an overturned car in Northwest DC Wednesday night has died of his injuries, according to media reports.

The Washington Post reports that police responded to a vehicle collision in the 900 block of Madison St. NW just before 8 p.m. and found the man in the car.

He was transported to a hospital where he died. Fox 5 reports that witnesses saw the victim traveling inside his light-colored BMW traveling on the wrong side of Madison Street, before crashing into several other cars.

Police are still investigating how the man was shot.

A press release from the Metropolitan Police Department is below.

March 6, 2014

Homicide: 1200 Block of Madison Street, Northwest

(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 1200 block of Madison Street, Northwest.

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at approximately 7:51 pm, police officers from the Fourth Patrol District responded to a call for the report of a vehicular accident in the 900 block of Madison Street, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound inside the vehicle in the 900 block of Madison Street, Northwest. After a comprehensive investigation, it was established that the offense occurred in the 1200 block of Madison 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 ascertain cause and manner of death.

The victim has not been identified at the present time.

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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