Police have identified the man shot to death in the 2600 block of Sherman Avenue Northwest on Christmas Eve as Alem Habteymer.
Habteymer, 57, was one of four people killed on Christmas Eve last week.
A press release from MPD is below:
Decedent Identified in Homicide:
2600 block of Sherman Avenue, Northwest
(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 2600 block of Sherman Avenue, Northwest.
On Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at approximately 9:55 pm, officers from the Third District responded to a call for the sound of gunshots in the 2600 block of Sherman Avenue, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located an adult male inside of the location suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and found no signs consistent with life. Members of The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner transported the decedent to their facility.
The decedent has been identified as 57 year-old Alem Habteymer 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.