Police seek 3 men, car in killing of Southeast DC woman

A woman was shot and killed near Olive Grove Baptist Church in Southeast D.C. late Wednesday.

Officers found 65-year-old Southeast D.C. resident Ella-Mae Neal suffering from a gunshot wound in the 1800 block of Q Street SE around 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from D.C. police.

Neal was transported to a hospital where she later died of her injuries.

A surveillance camera captured a 4-door vehicle and three men, seen exiting the car near the scene. Police were still seeking the vehicle and men as of Thursday morning.

A still frame from surveillance footage shows persons and a vehicle of interest in the killing of a 65-year-old woman in Southeast D.C. on May 19, 2021. (Courtesy MPD)

Police are offering a $25,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and successful conviction of the gunmen.

Tips can be submitted to the Metropolitan Police Department by calling 202-727-9099, or through the anonymous police text line by messaging 50411.

Nardos Mesmer

Nardos G. Mesmer is an Associate Producer with WTOP News. She works with producers, anchors, writers and reporters to develop content for web and air. She ensures content is factually accurate, clear and concise. She also works on technical editing of sound and revisions for airing of final audio.

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