A 30-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night in Northeast D.C.’s Deanwood neighborhood.
D.C. police said Michael Bright, of Northeast D.C., was shot around 9 p.m. in the 1100 block of 45th Street Northeast, some blocks from the Deanwood Metro station.
Bright was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Washington Post reported that police believe Bright may have been driving a vehicle in the area when he was shot. A vehicle had gone off road and crashed into a home on 45th Street.
There have been 150 homicides in D.C. since the beginning of 2020. That outpaces last year’s homicide rate by 17%, which saw 128 homicide deaths by Oct. 7.
In total, there were 166 homicides in the District in 2019. That number was 4% higher than 2018’s, which was 160.
Anyone with information about Bright’s killing can call D.C. police at (202) 727-9099, or text the anonymous tip line by sending a message to 50411.
Below is a map of the area where police said Bright was found shot.