11 April, 2009

Fatal Shooting on Maryland Avenue NE

April 10, 2009
Fatal Shooting on Maryland Avenue NE

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue, NE.

At approximately 8:40 am, on Friday, April 10, 2009, members assigned to the Department’s First District and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue, NE for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, they located an adult female suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds. She was subsequently transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead.

The victim in this case is identified as 44-year-old Crystal Washington of Northeast Washington, DC.

This case remains under investigation by detectives from the department’s Homicide Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM[E] (1-888-919-2746).

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.

Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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