Update: A press release from MPD has been added to the bottom of the this post.
Update: Family of the victim have identified him as Gerald Sidney Martin.
A man shot in the 1900 block of Bruce Place Southeast on Wednesday has died of his wounds and the shooting has been declared a homicide, MPD Officer Paul Metcalf says.
Reports NBC Washington:
Crews responded to the 1900 block of Bruce Place SE around 1:30 p.m. after a witness frantically knocked on a neighbor’s door, yelling, “Call the police, a boy’s been shot!”
Reports the Washington Post:
The shooting occurred about 1:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Bruce Place SE, just off Suitland Parkway, between Garfield Heights and Congress Heights.
Police said the victim, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
From MPD Thursday 1:30 p.m:
June 12, 2014
Homicide: 1800 Block of Tobias Drive, Southeast
(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 1800 block of Tobias Drive, Southeast.
On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at approximately 1:31 pm, police officers from the Seventh District responded to a call for service for the report of a shooting in the 2000 block of Bruce Place, Southeast. Patrol units ultimately located an adult male in the 1900 block of Bruce Place, Southeast, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the shooting victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, Maryland, where an autopsy will be performed to ascertain the cause and manner of death.
Preliminary investigation up to now has revealed that the shooting victim was initially shot in the 1800 block of Tobias Drive, Southeast, and finally collapsed in the 1900 block of Bruce Place, Southeast. The homicide investigation is continuing.
The decedent has been identified as 22-year-old Gerald Martin 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.