UPDATED The Washington Post is reporting that a second suspect injured in a shoot-out with police Sunday during a botched home invasion robbery in Brookland has died.
Reports the Post:
Davon Sealy, 19, of Gaithersburg, died Monday morning at an area hospital. Akeem Jamaal Cayo, 21, died at the scene on Sunday.
This afternoon Councilman Harry Thomas sent out the following press release about the incident:
Washington, DC - Ward 5 Councilmember Harry “Tommy” Thomas, Jr. today praised the Metropolitan Police Department, particularly the officers of the Fifth Police District, for their rapid response to a home invasion by three masked gunmen that occurred last evening around 10:30 pm on the 1000 block of Irving Street, NE. Read more
At the vigil, there were songs and prayers. Those who knew Patel shared their thoughts about a well respected and loved businessman, husband and father. His 22-year-old son, Chris Patel, was there in the shop with his mom when his dad was shot. Read more
Metro Police released today still photos taken from the surveillance camera at Brookland’s Newton FoodMart where manager Raj Patel was killed Saturday.
An award of up to $25,000 is available to anyone who provides information leading up to the arrest and conviction of the shooting suspects, Metro PD has said. Washington Post and WUSA have reported on the photos and reward.
Friends and neighbors of Raj Patel began leaving flowers outside the Newton Avenue FoodMart where the 46-year-old was killed Saturday evening. BrooklandAvenue reports that a memorial was held today and a funeral is planned for Thursday.
ABC7 reports that was killed while his wife and son watched during a robbery at the family’s store.
A man who identified himself as Patel’s nephew said that Patel had been in the back of the store when the robbers arrived and accosted his wife and son, ordering them down on the floor. One of the thieves shot Patel as he emerged from a storage room, the nephew said.
“My uncle had no idea the robbery was happening,” said the nephew, who declined to identify himself for fear of retribution. “He walked out, and the guy fired at him and ran off.”
two gunmen entered the location dressed in dark clothing and attempted to rob the location. One of the suspects discharged a firearm striking the manager in the chest. The victim died as a result of the injury.
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