On Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at about 10:42 am, police and DC Fire Department emergency medical personnel responded to the rear of 705 24th Street, NE for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they found an as yet unidentified adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Emergency medical personnel could find no life signs. The body was later transported by morgue wagon to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia.
The case is currently under investigation by detectives assigned to the Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone who has information regarding this case is asked to call (202) 727-9099.
The Metropolitan Police Department is currently offering 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.
Even the increased police presence - including more daytime patrols and a mobile command truck in the area - can't seem to bring back the equilibrium this neighborhood worked so hard to achieve.