The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating the death of a man who was found with gunshot wounds in Southeast DC on Monday as a homicide.
The shooting took place in the 5000 block of Queens Stroll Place at around 1:07 am. A member of the Sixth District responded to the location in response to a call reporting the shooting, according to a statement.
The officer found the man who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds was taken to an area hospital by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). However, all life-saving efforts failed.
DC police identified the victim as David Jefferson, a 58-year old man of no fixed address.
The department is looking for a dark vehicle with tinted windows which was last spotted moving towards Benning Road in connection with the incident.
Anyone with knowledge about the vehicle or its location is encouraged to call 9-1-1.
Shooting Investigation in the 5000 block of Queens Stroll Place, SE. Lookout for a black car with tints, headed towards Benning Road, SE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) October 19, 2020
From Friday, October 9 to Sunday, October 11, the District recorded six homicides.
MPD is offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the city. Residents can call the police at 202-727-9099 or use the TEXT TIP LINE anonymously by sending a text message to 50411.