DC and PG Homicides Continue to Climb

Washington, D.C. (Friday, February 21, 2020) – D.C. police are investigating yet another homicide.  The latest murder happened Thursday in the 1600 block of 18th Street, SE.  That’s just blocks away from Minnesota Avenue.

The victim’s name has not been released.  But it marks the 23rd homicide in the city this year.  Authorities have released few details in this latest shooting.

Meantime, over in Prince George’s County, police are investigating a Thursday afternoon fatal shooting in Takoma Park.  Authorities say that shooting happened just after 3:15pm in the 1000 block of Fairview Avenue.  Police were initially called to the scene for a car accident.  But when they arrived, they found a man outside of the car suffering from gunshot wounds.  He later died at a local hospital.  The victim’s identity had not yet been released.  There have been six reported murders in the county so far this year.