Simon Anderson | Homicide Watch DC news about Simon Andersonen-usThu, 16 Aug 2012 14:51:31 -0400Guest Column: "He will be deeply missed most of all by his loving children."<p><em>This Guest Column comes from a Homicide Watch reader, who writes about <a href="" >Simon Anderson</a>. Anderson was fatally shot Aug. 6 in Northwest DC.</em></p> <p>Simon was born on October 24, 1971, in Washington, DC and has lived in the city his entire life.</p> <p>Simon was an outspoken, people person who loved life and his five children (ages 15-4). In his life, Simon studied and practiced the Islamic faith and was an avid believer. Always on a quest for truth, he pursued education and travel. He also enjoyed car racing and sports and even had a passion for antique muscle cars - a few of which he restored to their original condition.<br /> <span id="more-10259"></span><br /> Simon had many accomplishments during his life but, there are two that he was most proud of. First, because of his lifelong love for driving, he pursued his CDL license and became a long distance professional truck driver under his own company, Anderson Carriers. Second to none, however, were his children. Simon had no greater joy than the time he would spend with them. He always strived to be the best father he could possibly be, and because he retained to the end his youthful spirit, he knew how to be a kid with his children and loved playing with them. </p> <p>He will be deeply missed most of all by his loving children.</p> Laura AmicoThu, 16 Aug 2012 14:51:31 -0400 AndersonNW DC Shooting Kills 40-Year-Old Simon Anderson<p><iframe src="" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p>A shooting in Northwest DC early Sunday morning killed a 40-year-old man identified by police as <a href="" >Simon Anderson</a>.</p> <p>A press release from MPD is after the jump.<br /> <span id="more-10217"></span></p> <blockquote><p>August 6, 2012</p> <p>Homicide: 3500 Block of Georgia Avenue, NW</p> <p>(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 3500 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.</p> <p>On Sunday, August 5, 2012, at approximately 3:00 am a unit from the Fourth District responded for the sounds of gunshots in the area of Georgia Avenue and Park Road, NW. Upon arrival, an adult male was located in the 3500 block of Georgia Avenue, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The victim was pronounced dead by a member of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.</p> <p>The decedent has been identified as 40-year-old Simon Anderson.</p> <p>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.<br /> 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. </p></blockquote> Laura AmicoMon, 06 Aug 2012 11:04:33 -0400 Anderson