The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on the 2700 block of Naylor Road, SE near a BP Gas station and a shopping center on July 18.
According to a press release, officers were notified that 11-year-old Karon Brown was taken to a Prince George’s County fire station and then to the Children’s National Medical Center in the District where he was pronounced dead.
Apparently, the shooting stemmed from a fight. Police do not know what sparked the fight. Assistant Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said the juvenile got into a car that was directly shot at.
Police are searing for the gunman who is described as being a black male in his 20s to early 30s with a medium complexion, a medium build, wearing black pants, and no shirt.
“We’re asking for the public’s assistance,” Contee said. “I want to add my condolences to the family.”
There have been 91 homicides in 2019 in the District of Columbia, according to D.C. Witness data, as of July 19. Of those homicides, four juveniles have died.
Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction for this homicide or any other homicide in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line — 50411.