Sunday, August 16, 2015

MPD: "8.15.15 Homicide: 1800 Block of Seventh Street, Northwest" + today's WaPo article on this homicide

At 7th & S St NW in Shaw.

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From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 02:57:33 +0000
Subject: [MPD-5D] 8.15.15 Homicide: 1800 Block of Seventh Street, Northwest

Public Information Office 202-727-4383                                        
August 15, 2015 

Homicide: 1800 block of Seventh Street, Northwest
                                                           
(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred in the 1800 block of Seventh Street, Northwest on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at approximately 4:50 pm.
Third District officers responding to a call for a shooting located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound in the block, unconscious and unresponsive.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.  The decedent was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The decedent has been identified as 23 year-old Matthew Castrol Shlonsky, of Northeast, Washington.
Pursuant to the investigation, detectives are seeking a burgundy Chrysler 300, with a Maryland registration.  The vehicle is equipped with a sunroof.  The vehicle was observed fleeing the area of the offense.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (202) 727.9099.
                                                                        
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 any 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 text messaging 50411.
          
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Here is the subsequent Washington Post article.  Click on the link to read the entire story.

AU graduate shot and killed nearShaw-Howard Metro station

 August 15 at 7:29 PM
        
A man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in the Shaw neighborhood in Northwest Washington, a few blocks from where three people were shot and wounded Tuesday night.
The victim was identified by police as Matthew C. Shlonsky, 23, of Northeast. Online information indicated that he was a member of the class of 2014 at American University and was on the honor roll.
Shlonsky, who grew up in the Cleveland area and played ice hockey, was killed just before 5 p.m. at Seventh and S streets NW, near the Shaw-Howard University Metro station.

An intern in 2013 in the office of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Shlonsky was the author of a 2014 paper on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. There was no indication that he was the intended target of the startling flurry of late afternoon gunfire in Shaw.
He died in the day’s second homicide.
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