Homicide: 2400 Block of Elvans Road, Southeast

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Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Monday, August 12, 2019, in the 2400 block of Elvans Road, Southeast.

  1. approximately 8:25 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the 2400 block of Elvans Road, Southeast, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. After all lifesaving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 20 year-old Devin Dwayne Smith, of Southeast, DC.

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.

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-- News release from the Washington Metropolitan Police Dept.