Man Shot Multiple Times While Driving Crashes Car

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington, D.C. Metro Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead, and resulted in a car crash that left his passenger injured. This incident happened on June 20th on the 2800 Block of New York Avenue in Northeast, D.C.

According to police, “At approximately 2:22 am, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a traffic crash. Upon arrival, the members located an adult male victim, inside of a vehicle, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.  An adult female occupant of the vehicle was found suffering from non-life-threatening injuries resulting from the traffic crash.  She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.”

29-year-old Darrius Watts, of Laurel Maryland was identified as the victim.

If you have any information about this incident, please take no action but call the police at (202) 727-9099 or text 50411. This incident remains under investigation.