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Homicide: 400 Block of 37th Place, Southeast

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, April 22, 2021, in the 400 block of 37th Place, Southeast.


At approximately 10:26 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located two adult male victims, inside a residential building, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victims to area hospitals. After all life-saving efforts failed, one of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The second victim was treated for life-threatening injuries.


The decedent has been identified as 21 year-old Malik Morris, of Southeast, 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.