19 June, 2010

Fatal Shooting on Benning Road, NE

June 17, 2010

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Benning Rd, NE on June 17, 2010.

On Thursday, June 17, 2010, at approximately 10:44 am, officers assigned to the First District and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department personnel responded to the 2500 Block of Benning Road, NE to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, First District Officers discovered a male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound. First responding officers on the scene immediately administered CPR to the victim until DC Fire and Emergency Medical personnel arrived.

The victim, identified as 30-year-old Prabhjot Singh of Accokeek, Maryland, was transported to Washington Hospital Center’s Med Star Unit where he was pronounced dead.

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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