Suspect Wanted Regarding an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) Offense: 1300 Block of Columbia Road, Northwest

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Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District seek the public’s assistance in locating a suspect in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Friday, May 17, 2019, in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, Northwest.

At approximately 4:24 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, two adult male victims were located suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in locating 25 year-old Stephawn Malik Watson, of Capitol Heights, MD. Watson is currently wanted on DC Superior Court arrest warrant for Carrying a Pistol without a License in reference to this offense. Watson can be seen in the photo below:

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Malik Watson or has knowledge of this offense, should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a shooting committed in the District of Columbia.

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-- News release from the Washington Metropolitan Police Dept.