At approximately 9:45 last night, Thursday, July 6, 2006, police were called to 534 23rd Place, NE, for the report of an unconscious male. Upon arrival officers located a district male in an unresponsive state. DC Fire Department emergency medical personnel responded to the scene, but found no signs consistent with life. He was taken to the DC Medical Examiner's office and pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.
The case is under investigation by members of the department's Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099.
The department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
All I can bring myself to say at this point is that I hope the community has a safe and peaceful weekend.