Man shot and killed in Northeast DC

A man was shot and killed in Northeast D.C. on Monday morning during an apparent road-rage incident.

It happened at roughly 9:35 a.m. on Benning Road, near East Capitol Street in Northeast.

Police told WTOP that a preliminary investigation confirmed what seemed to be road rage.

The man was pronounced dead when responders arrived to the scene.

Authorities said they’re looking for a black Nissan in connection with the shooting.

Benning Road was closed near Central Avenue for the investigation. It reopened around 1:30 p.m. The event remains under active investigation.

Below is a map of the area.

WTOP’s Acacia James contributed to this report.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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