At approximately 1:35 am, on Tuesday, July 4, 2006, 27-year-old Robert W. Allen, of the 400 block of Mellon Street, SE, was driven by a private vehicle to the Greater Southeast Community Hospital and admitted in critical condition with apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was later pronounced dead at 2:14 am. The preliminary investigation indicates that Mr. Allen was shot while standing in front of a location in the 300 block of Eastern Avenue, NE.
The homicide of Robert Allen was closed on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, with the arrest of 24-year-old Herbert Lee, of no fixed address. He was charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed.