A press release from MPD states that police were called to the 2700 block of Langston Place, SE at about 12:37 a.m. Sunday for a report of gunshots. They found Cannon at that location injured. The teen was taken to a local hospital where he died.
Cannon is the second person under the age of 18 killed this year. Four-year-old Samauri Jenkins died in a fire in Southeast DC February 19.
MPD’s press release is after the jump.
April 7, 2013
Homicide: 2700 Block of Langston Place, SE
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 2700 block of Langston Place, Southeast.
On Sunday, April 7, 2013 at approximately 12:37 am, units from the Seventh District responded to the 2700 block of Langston Place, SE, for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located a juvenile male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 16-year-old Darius Cannon of Southeast, 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.