Document: Suspect Sought in Southwest Waterfront Homicide

The Metropolitan Police Department is searching for a suspect who is connected to a homicide on the 1400 Block of 3rd Street, Southwest.

According to a press release, police are currently looking for Bratrell Hawkins. Hawkins, 27, is wanted on an DC Superior Court arrest warrant for allegedly shooting 26-year-old Xavier Tate in a residence on Jan. 5. Tate was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Hawkins, or who has knowledge of this incident should call the police at 202-727-9099.  Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line — 50411. The police department is offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

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