Sunday Evening Shooting Kills One Person

Update 12:30 p.m.
MPD has identified the man shot in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue Northeast as 22-year-old Delonta Lavale Martin. A press release from MPD has been added to the bottom of this post.

A male person shot late Sunday evening in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue Northeast has died from his injuries, according to MPD.

The person’s age and name have not yet been identified.

Police say the person was found suffering with multiple gunshots wounds after officers responded to a call for the sound of gunshots around 9:41 p.m.

MPD is looking for a black male with medium complexion, weighing 180-190 pounds, in connection with the shooting.

A press release from MPD is below.

Homicide in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE

(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast.
On Sunday, July 20, 2014, at approximately 9:35 pm, officers from the Sixth District responded to 48th Street and Minnesota Avenue, Northeast to investigate the sounds of gunshots.

Upon their arrival, they located a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The decedent’s remains were transported to the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland in Baltimore pending an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 22-year-old Delonta Lavale Martin, of Northeast, 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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