The Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two male suspects in the homicide of Rajeshkumar Patel.
On Saturday, December 18, 2010, at approximately 6:40 pm, units from the Fifth District responded to the 3600 block of 12th Street, NE to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local area hospital where the victim succumbed to his injuries and was subsequently pronounced dead.
The two male suspects are depicted in the attached video.
These suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.
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.