Video Shows “Persons of Interest” in Jason Emma’s Death

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying two men seen in the video above. MPD says they are “persons of interest” in the Christmas Eve shooting death of Jason Anthony Emma near Capitol Hill.

Emma was found seated in his car, suffering from gunshot wounds, in the 1200 block of C Street Northeast at 2:15 a.m. on Dec. 24. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A press release from MPD is below:

December 28, 2012

Persons of Interest Sought in Homicide in the 1200 Block of C Street, NE

(Washington, DC) - The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying persons of interest in relation to the homicide of Jason Anthony Emma, which occurred on Monday, December 24, 2012 at approximately 2:15 am in the 1200 block of C Street, NE. The individuals are depicted in this surveillance video from a nearby elementary school

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 who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

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