Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects in connection to a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, in the 1100 block of 51st Street, Northeast.
At approximately 11:18 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the area for the report of a man down. Upon arrival, members located an adult male in the 900 block of Eastern Avenue, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services were summoned to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all lifesaving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 40 year-old Rubelio Gomez Cervantes, of Riverdale, MD.
The suspects were captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below and in this video: https://youtu.be/mhNMMPgqyNM
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 responsible 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 sending a text message to 50411.
-- News release from the Washington Metropolitan Police Dept.