The Metropolitan Police Department is still searching for a suspect in a shooting in Southeast, D.C. on May 18, police said.
According to D.C. police, the victim was walking in the 300 block of Southern Ave, SE when he heard gunshots around 11:28 p.m. The victim tried to run away, but was struck by gunfire in the parking lot of 4700 South Capitol Street, SE.
The pictured person is a suspect of interest in the southeast D.C. shooting. (Courtesy Photo)
Police said the man then ran across the street to a 7-Eleven at 4675 South Capitol Street, SW where he got the attention of a police officer. The victim survived the violent incident, was transported to a local hospital, and treated for a life threatening injury, police said.
There were eight shell casings found at the scene of the crime, according to police reports.
A spokesperson for the department, Aquita Brown, told the AFRO May 29 that no arrests have been made so far, “This case remains under investigation.”
On May 24, officials released video footage of a suspect of interest. The suspect appears to be a Black male with dreadlocks wearing all black and carrying a backpack. The suspected shooter can be seen in the video making a purchase at a convenient store.
The case is being investigating as an assault with intent to kill.
As of June, 44 percent of the city’s homicides have happened in Ward 8, according to D.C. police.