Police: 2 shot, 1 killed in Northwest DC

A man was shot and killed in Northwest, D.C., in the predawn hours of Saturday, authorities said in a statement.

D.C. police said officers with the Third District responded to the 2400 block of 18th Street, Northwest, at around 1:20 a.m. after receiving reports of the sound of gunfire. There, police said they found two victims, Avon Perkins, 30, of Baltimore, and a woman, both suffering from gunshot wounds.

Perkins died, while the woman was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Police have not identified a suspect in the shooting.

Anyone with more information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Anonymous information can be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.

The Metropolitan Police Department said it is offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the homicide.

Below is the approximate location of where the homicide happened.

Hugh Garbrick

Hugh graduated from the University of Maryland’s journalism college in 2020. While studying, he interned at the Queen Anne & Magnolia News, a local paper in Seattle, and reported for the school’s Capital News Service. Hugh is a lifelong MoCo resident, and has listened to the local radio quite a bit.

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