D.C. Man Shot and Killed inside home

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in the 5700 block of Blaine Street, Northeast.

At approximately 11:32 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male, inside a residence, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found that the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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The decedent has been identified as 21 year-old Eric Shorts, Jr., of Northeast, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.