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Man dead inside overturned car riddled with bullet holes, police say

The decedent has been identified as 45-year-old Harold Blair, III, of Northeast, D.C. according to police.

WASHINGTON — A man was found dead inside a car riddled with bullet holes that was found overturned on Kenilworth Avenue Northeast at Interstate 295 early Friday morning.

He has been identified as 45-year-old Harold Blair, III, of Northeast, D.C. according to police.

Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a call of a crash just after midnight on Friday. When officers arrived, they found a car flipped over. The car had several bullet holes in it, and  Blair was found dead inside.

A witness told police someone was shooting at the car, according to an MPD Watch Commander. 

The Medical Examiner's Office has determined that the cause of death was a gunshot wound with blunt force trauma and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.

Southbound lanes of I-295 were closed at Burroughs Avenue for the police investigation early Friday. All roads in the area have reopened as of 5:30 a.m.

Police have not yet released any additional information about a possible suspect or suspects in this case and no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have information about what happened should contact investigators by calling 202-727-9099 or text the department's tip line at 50411.

Police currently offer a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for each homicide committed in the District.

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