WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - The Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect involved in a shooting at the Anacostia Metro station on Tuesday that left one victim dead.
The incident happened in the 1100 block of Howard Road SE. At approximately 10:37 am, officers from the Metro Transit Police Department and the Seventh District responded to the Anacostia Metro station for the report of sounds of gunshots.
SUSPECT IN ANACOSTIA METRO SHOOTING (PHOTOS: MPD)
Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where the victim succumbed to his injuries.
The detectives’ investigation revealed that the suspect fired a handgun striking the victim. The suspect then fled the scene. The victim, who was also armed with a handgun, then shot himself.
Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent crime committed in the District of Columbia.