The Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating a homicide which occurred late yesterday evening in the 2800 block of 12th Street, NE.
At approximately 11:08 pm on Thursday, April 17, 2008, a Fifth District Unit on routine patrol reported the apparent sounds of gunshots in the area of the 2800 block of 12th Street, NE. Upon arrival, assisting officers located an adult male inside of a vehicle in the 2800 block of 12th Street, NE, suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire Department emergency medical personnel responded to the scene, but could find no signs consistent with life. The victim was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia and pronounced dead.
The decedent in this case has been identified as 24-year-old Leiutenant Quarles Harris, Jr., of the 700 block of 58th Avenue in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
This case is under investigation by detectives assigned to the department’s Homicide and Sexual Offenses Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or our new toll free anonymous tip line 1-888-919-CRIM [E].
The Metropolitan Police Department is currently offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
NOTE: The first name of the decedent in this case is reportedly spelled differently then the common term “Lieutenant” meant to designate a specific rank.