A shooting late Saturday night in Southeast DC killed 21 year-old Davon Paul Gray, MPD reports.
Gray was from Northeast DC, MPD said.
Police say just before 11 p.m. they received a report of a man down on Howard Road near High Street. That is about three blocks from the Anacostia Metro station.
The victim was discovered with at least one gunshot wound to his upper body. He was taken in critical condition to a trauma center where he was pronounced dead prior to midnight.
MPD’s press release is below.
October 16, 2011
Homicide: 2500 Block of High Street, SE
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 2500 block of High Street, SE.
On Saturday, October 15, 2011 at approximately 10:56 pm, units from the Seventh District responded to the 2500 block of High Street, SE for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located an unconscious and unresponsive male suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 21 year-old Davon Paul Gray of Northeast, Washington, DC.
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 1-800-673-2777 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.