Fatal Shooting Near Capitol Hill

An overnight shooting killed a man near Capitol Hill, in the 1200 block of C Street Northeast, MPD Commander Daniel Hickson said on a neighborhood email list.

Police have identified the man as 28-year-old Jason Anthony Emma of Northeast Washington, D.C.

WJLA reports Emma was shot in the abdomen, “lying next to his car—the engine was still running and the headlights were still on.” Other reports say he was inside the vehicle.

A press release from MPD is below:

Homicide: 1200 Block of C Street, NE

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 1200 block of C Street, Northeast.

On Monday, December 24, 2012, at approximately 2:15 am, units from the First District responded to the 1300 block of C Street, NE for the report of sounds of gunshots, and a male slumped over the steering wheel inside a vehicle. Upon their arrival, First District officers located an adult male seated in a vehicle in the 1200 block of C Street, NE, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. He was later pronounced dead by a member of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent is identified as 28-year-old Jason Anthony Emma of Northeast, Washington, DC.

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.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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