Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 1400 block of New Jersey Ave NW.
On Monday, May 30, 2011, at approximately 10:15 pm, units from the Fifth District responded to the 1400 block of New Jersey Ave, NW, to investigate sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they discovered a juvenile male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. They also located another victim nearby suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported both victims to a local area hospital. At 10:58 pm the first victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 15-year-old Isaiah Harris of NW, Washington, DC. The identity of the second victim is being withheld at this time.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).
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.
Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.