DC police investigate shooting death of former college football player

D.C. police said detectives are investigating the Thursday shooting death of a former college football player from Virginia.

Prince George’s County Fire and EMS personnel responded to a call of an overturned vehicle on Southern Avenue SE just after 9:04 p.m. Crews found an adult man inside the car with gunshot wounds and not showing signs of life.

D.C. police said detectives determined that the shooting occurred in the 3300 block of Erie Street in Southeast.

Police identified the victim as Muntsier Sharfi, 24, of Bristow.

He attended the University of Virginia’s College at Wise in Wise County, where he played as a wide receiver and tight end for the Cavaliers football team for three seasons.

“Muntsier will be forever remembered for his smile and the smile he put on the faces of so many,” the school’s athletic department said in a tweet.

D.C. police said a reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the homicide. Anyone with information can call 202-727-9099 or text the police department’s tip line at 50411.

Below is a map of where the shooting happened.

José Umaña

José Umaña is a digital editor for WTOP. He’s been working as a journalist for almost a decade, covering local news, education and sports. His work has appeared in The Prince George’s Sentinel, The Montgomery Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, PressBox and The Diamondback.

Federal News Network Logo
Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up