James Oh Killed in Armed Robbery, Police Seek Help to Identify Persons of Interest

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two persons of interest in their investigation of the death of 76-year-old James Oh.

On July 4, officers responding to a robbery in the 5500 block of Colorado Avenue Northwest found Oh suffering from head trauma at approximately 5:19 p.m. Oh was transported to a local hospital where succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

MPD has released a video of two men they are trying to identify, which can be seen below.

A press release from MPD is after the jump.

Persons of Interest Sought in a Homicide and an Armed Robbery of an Establishment:
5500 Block of Colorado Avenue, Northwest

(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a homicide and an armed robbery of an establishment which occurred in the 5500 block of Colorado Avenue, Northwest.

On Friday, July 4, 2014, at approximately 5:19 pm, members from the Fourth District responded to a call for a robbery in progress in the 5500 block of Colorado Avenue, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located an adult male semi-conscious and suffering from head trauma. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.

The decedent has been identified as 76-year-old James Oh of Rockville, Maryland.

The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest in this incident. The suspects left the scene in a black Jeep Cherokee with DC tags DP 6033. The vehicle, which was stolen on July 4, 2014, has since been recovered. The suspects are described below:

Suspect One: Black male. He was wearing a red hooded sweat shirt and mask.

Suspect Two: Black male. He was wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt and mask.

The persons of interest can be seen in this video: http://youtu.be/9h103uv4I9c.

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 who can identify these individuals, has information regarding the stolen Jeep or who has knowledge of this incident 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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