Document: Homicide on 4th Street, NE

Slightly after noon on May 20, the Metropolitan Police Department sent out a critical missing persons report on 39-year-old Ronald William Richardson, Jr. By 6 a.m. on May 21, the D.C. Medical Examiner documented Richardson as being deceased. His death was ruled a homicide.

Richardson’s homicide followed the shooting homicide of 43 year-old Edward Ferrell in Northeast D.C. on May 20.

According to the D.C. Medical Examiner’s office, Richardson suffered from multiple gunshots. Officers found him inside a residence on the 2300 block of 4th Street, NE. Richardson did not show any signs of life at the scene.

There is up to a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction for this homicide or any other homicide in the District of Columbia.

As of May 21, DC Witness documents 56 homicides in the District of 2018.

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