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Man found shot dead in Southeast D.C.

D.C. homicide detectives are investigating the death of Christopher L. Jones, 23, who was found shot Tuesday afternoon inside a vehicle in the 4700 block of Alabama Avenue in Southeast Washington.

Jones, of the 4400 block of G Street SE, was pronounced dead at Prince George's Hospital Center shortly afterward.

Police ask that anyone with information about the case call 202-727-9099 or 888-919-CRIM [E] (1-888-919-2746).

The Metropolitan Police Department offers a reward of as much as $25,000 to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and conviction in a homicide. Information may be submitted anonymously to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS or the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit that leads to an arrest and indictment, is eligible for as much as a $1,000 reward.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  January 13, 2010; 8:46 AM ET
Categories:  Homicide , Mary Pat Flaherty , The District  
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Is this DEFINITELY Southeast? I don't want any confusion regarding where this crime happened. I don't want the residents of SE to be defamed. Let me take a wild guess: drug trade or gangs? Or he owed his bookie monie for picks he made on the NFL playoffs. How many homicides so far this year in the district? How many at the end of the year? More than 100. At least. Same old same old.

Posted by: uncivil | January 13, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

There is no 4400 G St NW, NE, or SW, so unless the reported address is wrong that is in SE.

Posted by: mendelsonmustgo | January 13, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Reporting another black male shot to death in Southeast is almost as news-worthy as reporting the sighting of a white man on a bicycle along the Mount Vernon Bike Trail! In other words, it happens very frequently and is a regular event!

Posted by: Black101 | January 13, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I think that it`s very bad when you come home from wherever and find out that one of your neighbors has been killed in a senseless act of violence and yet no one saw anything it`s a shame before god to have this thing happen and no one step up and help this grieving mother bring closure to this event of devistation for her the mother and siblings of this young man

Posted by: whimpjohnson | January 13, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

This is very sad and yes the address is correct. It happened a block away from my school, which the in the 4400 block of H street. I just feel bad that the cycle continues and the mentalities of people are not changing. We have to stop the violence!

Posted by: l_c_robinson712 | January 13, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

I am keeping count 6 homcides in the DC area: 3 in DC, 2 PG, 1 Mont: 100% Young Black Men (no illegal alliens yet), the one in Mont we do not know the race yrs, I think it could be illegal alliem. Yes we need to profile young black men and illegal alliens or hispancis , hey if the police do not profile young black men, I do. I know police profile young black men and illegal alliens (they have to be pc), they have to because ---black men and illegal alliens do 99% of the homicides in DC area. Yes we need to profile. Look at Crackmore-Young black men are dropping dead daily. Where is the NAACP, MAYBE URBAN LEAGUE CAN HELP, KNOW THEY TO BUSY MAKING MONEY.

Posted by: nativeva1 | January 13, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

this was my cuz, when you get this type of call its never a good feeling. these killing need to stop,stop putting your young brothers down, walk away let them see one more day !!

Posted by: rehughes27_ | January 13, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Regardless of the circumstances this was someones son, brother, nephew, cousin and well the list goes on. The killing is so senseless and wasteful. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Posted by: Jovian3211 | January 14, 2010 1:03 AM | Report abuse

Come to DC to live and work. Be a FONZ!

Posted by: Calabrese99 | January 14, 2010 6:58 AM | Report abuse

@uncivil: "Let me take a wild guess: drug trade or gangs? Or he owed his bookie monie for picks he made on the NFL playoffs."

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No, I heard they had just returned from a lovely afternoon at the National Gallery when a heated debate over the best works of French Impressionism tragically devolved into violence.

Drugs or gangs? What would ever make you assume that?

Posted by: Hk45 | January 14, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

I am keeping count 6 homcides in the DC area: 3 in DC, 2 PG, 1 Mont: 100% Young Black Men (no illegal alliens yet), the one in Mont we do not know the race yrs, I think it could be illegal alliem. Yes we need to profile young black men and illegal alliens or hispancis , hey if the police do not profile young black men, I do. I know police profile young black men and illegal alliens (they have to be pc), they have to because ---black men and illegal alliens do 99% of the homicides in DC area. Yes we need to profile. Look at Crackmore-Young black men are dropping dead daily. Where is the NAACP, MAYBE URBAN LEAGUE CAN HELP, KNOW THEY TO BUSY MAKING MONEY.

Posted by: nativeva1

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nativeva1, save your usual racist white male rants for your momma and the local golf club!

Posted by: TheChampishere | January 14, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

some things just don't change..

just another dead black man in DC...

Posted by: kglkgl06 | January 14, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

As sad as that racist statement nativeva1 made, we all know it's true. For some reason, violence is more prevalent among African Americans and Latinos, in this area. (Notice nativeva1, I said, in this area!) Being a NY native, the metro areas black on black crime, doesn't compare to white on white crime, killing your wives and kids and what not. You all are probably all right, some drug events or cracking on someone girl, probably led to this senseless event. But when you live in a nation that only caters to one race, giving them the best jobs, the best education, the best lifestyles, the lower races are forced to fend for themselves, which tends to lead to crime. If a man has a child at home, mom's can't work, no decent education, he's got to get money to survive one way or another. He turns to selling drugs. He gets locked up for that, spends time in jail and now, when he gets out, he can't work anywhere. So what's the next step, another illegal action that can cause someone else harm, robbery. Instead of bringing the race of African American males and other minorities down, nativeracist, or anyone else with the same old comments about "just another metro area killing," however helping to provide a solution.

Posted by: Inresponseeditor | January 14, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

"But when you live in a nation that only caters to one race, giving them the best jobs, the best education, the best lifestyles, the lower races are forced to fend for themselves, which tends to lead to crime."

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Really? I know of a black man who started a pretty good job in DC, just about one year ago.

Posted by: Hk45 | January 14, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

To Hk45:
That's absolutely great.But one thing, I bet he didn't have a criminal record. One more thing, I just read about 3 others who were shot and killed in their own neighborhoods during mid-afternoon daylight on yesterday.

Posted by: Inresponseeditor | January 14, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

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