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Police: Man found shot inside car in Southeast DC dies

No suspect information or motive has been released at this time.

WASHINGTON — Police are investigating after a 27-year-old man who was found shot in a car in Southeast D.C. Monday evening died from his injuries. He was identified by police as Stephon Franks. 

According to the Metropolitan Police Department (MDP), Franks was found in a car at the intersection of Suitland Parkway and Stanton Road just before 8:45 p.m. with gunshot wounds. When officers arrived, they found Franks unconscious and not breathing, according to police. 

DC Fire confirmed that he was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. Franks died early Tuesday morning, police said. 

No suspect information or motive has been released at this time. The shooting remains under investigation. 

MPD currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each 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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