Police investigate homicide in Southeast, the year’s first in D.C.

WASHINGTON — D.C. has recorded its first homicide of 2015.

Shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday, city police officers responded to the sound of gunshots along the 2700 block of Bruce Place in Southeast, where a man was found wounded. He was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

The man is identified as Rahji Jerod Ross of Southeast. He was 35.

The descriptions are vague, however: According to a news release, police are looking for two black men wearing all black clothing and masks.

The Metropolitan Police Department is offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the homicide. Call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.

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