Rashard Raigns, 33, Killed in Northeast D.C. Shooting

A shooting in the 1900 block of Fenwick Street Northeast killed 33-year-old Rashard Raigns early Wednesday morning, according to MPD.

Police officers responding to a call for service at approximately 2:42 a.m. found Raigns suffering from a gunshot wound. Emergency personnel on the scene found no signs consistent with life.

Medical examiners later determined that Raigns died from the gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.

A press release from MPD is after the jump.

Homicide: 1900 Block of Fenwick Street, NE

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 1900 block of Fenwick Street, Northeast.

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at approximately 2:42 am, police officers from the Fifth Patrol District responded to a call for service to assist DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services in the 1900 block of Fenwick Street, Northeast. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male lying on the sidewalk, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel did not find any signs consistent with life. The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, where an autopsy was performed. The cause of death was established to be a gunshot wound. The manner of death was ruled a homicide. The investigation is continuing.

The decedent is identified as 33-year-old Rashard Raigns of no fixed address.

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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