Northeast D.C. Shooting Victim IDed as Eddie A. Leonard Jr.

Metro Police have identified a man killed in a shooting in Northeast D.C. late Sunday night as 32-year-old Eddie A. Leonard Jr.

Leonard’s body was found in the 400 block of 24th Street NE, less than a mile from his home in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE.

Metro PD’s press release follows the jump.

February 21, 2011

Homicide in the 400 Block of 24th Street, NE

(Washington, DC) —Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 400 block of 24th Street, NE.

On Sunday, February 20, 2011, at approximately 11:45 p.m., units from the First District were dispatched to 400 block of 24th Street, NE, to investigate the sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they discovered in the rear of the 400 block of 23rd Place, NE, an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Personnel from the DC Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. He was pronounced dead on the scene by a member of the Office of the Chief medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 32-year-old Eddie A. Leonard Jr. of the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE.

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).

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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