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Police: Man Injured in Shooting Near Cardozo Dies

by Tim Regan — September 19, 2016 at 11:25 am 0

police carThe man shot and injured near the Cardozo Education Campus last week has died, according to police.

Authorities said someone shot 23-year-old Eric Garrett multiple times on the 2300 block of 11th Street NW just before 12:30 a.m. last Monday. Garrett was rushed to a local hospital, where he died yesterday.

Garrett was well-known and well-liked in the Northwest D.C. neighborhood where he lived, according to NBC Washington.

Police said last week they’re looking for a black male who is about 5 feet tall and has a slim build in connection with the crime.

More information from an MPD press release:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 2300 block of 11th Street, Northwest on Monday, September 12, 2016.

At approximately 12:26 am, members of the Third District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. On Sunday, September 18, 2016, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 23-year-old Eric Garrett, of Northwest, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINEby text messaging 50411.

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