DC police seek suspect who shot, killed Housing Authority employee

D.C. police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a shooting that left a city employee dead Thursday afternoon.

Around 12:45 p.m., police responded to the 1200 block of I Street Southeast for reports of gunfire, and found a man with gunshot wounds to his chest in the Potomac Gardens housing complex.

The man, later identified as 36-year-old Marcus Williams of Southeast, was taken to a hospital where he died.

Cmdr. Morgan Kane said Williams worked for the D.C. Housing Authority and was having lunch in his car when investigators believe the suspect approached him, likely with the intent to rob him.

Surveillance footage shows Williams getting out of the car with his hands up before he runs around the front of the car away from the gunman and back down the street.

Police are still investigating the shooting, and are reviewing video from the area. Police said the shooter ran into the housing complex after the shooting.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the shooting to come forward.

Below is a map of the area where police said the shooting took place.

Anyone with more information can call the police at 202-727-9099, or text their tip to 50411. D.C. police offer a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a person responsible for a homicide.

Teta Alim

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