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Homicide: 200 Block of Upshur Street, Northwest

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, May 13, 2022, in the 200 block of Upshur Street, Northwest.


At approximately 5:26 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located evidence of a shooting but no victim. Moments later, Fourth District officers received a call for a walk-in shooting victim located at an area hospital. The victim was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 48-year-old Renard Thornton, of Northwest, 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.