x
Breaking News
More () »

Police identify man shot, killed inside a tent near Thomas Circle

Police are searching for a Black man in his thirties, last seen wearing a white and gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

WASHINGTON — DC Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened near Thomas Circle Monday morning. 

According to DC Police Assistant Chief Andre Wright, officers were patrolling near the 1300 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest D.C. just before 9:30 a.m. when they heard gunshots. Wright said they were directed to a "tent community" where they found a man, later identified as 32-year-old Emmanuel Lys, with gunshot wounds. 

First responders attempted lifesaving measures but Lys was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Wright said a gun was recovered at the scene. 

DC Police said they are searching for a Black man in his thirties, last seen wearing a white and gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers. Suspect photos are set to be released shortly. 

The investigation into this shooting is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411. This is a developing story and WUSA9 will continue to update as more information becomes available. 

RELATED: Without a trace: How the DOJ plans to track 'ghost guns' and keep communities safer

RELATED: Special police officer fatally shot in Southeast DC, investigators say

RELATED: Police: 34-year-old man fatally shot Friday in Southeast DC

WUSA9 is now on Roku and Amazon Fire TVs. Download the apps today for live newscasts and video on demand.

Download the WUSA9 app to get breaking news, weather and important stories at your fingertips.

Sign up for the Get Up DC newsletter: Your forecast. Your commute. Your news.
Sign up for the Capitol Breach email newsletter, delivering the latest breaking news and a roundup of the investigation into the Capitol Riots on January 6, 2021.

Paid Advertisement

Before You Leave, Check This Out