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Police investigate Southeast homicide

Police have identified the man killed as 28-year-old Cecil Morris.

WASHINGTON — D.C. Police are investigating a deadly Southeast shooting.

According to a press release from D.C. Police, the shooting happened in the 1800 block of Gainesville Street on Saturday, October 30.

When officers arrived just before 7:45 p.m., they found a man who had been shot. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services took the man to a nearby hospital for help but he died from his injuries two days later. 

Police have identified the man killed as 28-year-old Cecil Morris. Investigators say Morris had no fixed address at the time of his death. 

Police have not released any suspect information at this time. 

If you have any information, call D.C. 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. The department currently officers 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 D.C. 


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