16 November, 2010

Holbrook Homicide

Homicide in the 1300 Block of Holbrook Street, NE

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double shooting that resulted in a fatality.

On Monday, November 8, 2010, at approximately 8:45 pm, units from the Fifth District responded to the 1300 block of Holbrook Street, NE, to investigate the report of sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they discovered two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported both victims to an area hospital. One of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as 17-year-old Joseph Alonzo Sharps Jr., of the 1500 block of Queen Street, NE.

The second victim, whose identity is being withheld, was admitted with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).

Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to D.C. 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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