Victim, suspect in DC homicide near National Portrait Gallery identified

D.C. police have identified the victim at the center of a massive police response near the National Portrait Gallery Thursday evening.

Police say 20-year-old Jaykell Mason of Southeast shot and killed 29-year-old Terence Dantzler before fleeing the scene before being shot by an officer.

Mason was taken into custody in the area of 11th and H Streets, Northwest, and treated for his injury.

Police say Mason’s gunshot wound was not life threatening.

Police charged him with first-degree murder while armed, assault on a police officer while armed, and carrying a pistol without a license.

If you have any information that might help police in their investigation, call (202) 727-9099.

Dantzler's father talked to FOX 5's Paul Wagner, telling him everyone knew him as T.J.

He said Dantzler was a cook who was from Marshal, Va.

"The family is Heart broken and devastated by his death," his father said.