Police investigate East Capitol St. NE homicide

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened in the 4500 block of East Capitol Street, Northeast, Saturday evening.

Police said deputies responded to the incident around 6:08 p.m. to the area of East Capitol Street and Benning Road, Northeast, Washington, D.C., for the report of a shooting.

Once they got to the scene, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds, authorities said. The man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy was performed.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Kevin Marzell Leonard of Southeast, Washington, D.C., authorities said.

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 wanted 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 text messaging 50411.


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