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Posted at 7:01 AM ET, 12/22/2010

Police seek suspects ID in Patel killing

By Debbi Wilgoren

Police investigating the fatal shooting of Brookland shopkeeper Raj Patel are circulating images from a surveillance camera in the Newton Food Market in an effort to identify two men who they say are suspects.

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These men were videotaped by a surveillance camera in the Newton Food Market around the time that store manager Raj Patel was killed. (Metropolitan Police Department photos)
The two men should be considered armed and dangerous, police said. Anyone with information on their identity, or other information about the killing, is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). Additionally, anonymous information can be submitted to D.C. CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS or to the department's TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.


D.C. police offer a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Information provided by to the Crime Solvers Unit that leads to an arrest and indictment can qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | December 22, 2010; 7:01 AM ET
Categories:  Homicide, Unsolved  
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You really can't see much from these photos. I guess approximate complection, height and weight. I really hope they get these guys.

Posted by: Hypocritic | December 22, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

even if you can't really see much,someone knows these people and will do the right think and bring the to justice

Posted by: pURPLE54 | December 22, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

I was right in my assumption that this crime was obviously perpetrated by two straight A students from Georgetown and GWU...two more reasons why DC is the cesspool that it is...

Posted by: opticlguy | December 22, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

I was right in my assumption that this crime was obviously perpetrated by two straight A students from Georgetown and GWU...two more reasons why DC is the cesspool that it is...

Posted by: opticlguy
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Look the police are asking the public for help, so why the smart @$$ comments?

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | December 22, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

opticlguy who cares what you think; crime is everywhere...just stay out of DC and you will be one less person to worry about.

Stop using the internet to hide behind your racism behavior..

Posted by: shadon1 | December 22, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

opticlguy who cares what you think; crime is everywhere...just stay out of DC and you will be one less person to worry about.

Stop using the internet to hide behind your racism behavior..

Posted by: shadon1 | December 22, 2010 10:29 AM
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Thank you!

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | December 22, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

So, my last comment gets taken off, but opticlguy, with his racial comment gets to stay up. Wow, opticlguy must be the editor or banging the editor!

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | December 22, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

purple54, about 55% of DC homicides are solved. Their chances of remaining free are very good.

Posted by: plugugly7 | December 22, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Ooops, sorry for the last comment Mr. Editor

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | December 22, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

remember to be careful, heed the Councilman's words from yesterday. Try to get shot in the chest and not the head so you can have an open-casket.

that kind of careful.

Posted by: Please_Fix_VAs_Roads | December 22, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

You really can't see much from these photos. Maybe somebody will recognize their clothes.

Posted by: WickedRose | December 22, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

FIND OUT WHO 1 OF THESE COWARDS IS, AND YOU'VE FOUND THE OTHER, AS THE DUDE ON THE RIGHT WILL OBVIOUSLY RAT ON THE OTHER.

Posted by: hungrypirana | December 22, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Take back your neighborhoods. Someone knows who they are. Turn them in.

Posted by: jckdoors | December 22, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Too bad those video cameras that are only producing grainy, useless images can't be retooled to dispense tear gas or bullets.

Posted by: Nghbrhdwatch | December 22, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

plugugly7 wrote: purple54, about 55% of DC homicides are solved. Their chances of remaining free are very good.

Do a little research before you go throwing out false information. DC Homicide closure rate is at 82.6%. Check this link to see for yourself.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/07/AR2010080700048.html

Posted by: Chazo | December 22, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I hope anyone with information provides it to police.
What a couple of gutless cowards! Not too tough if you had to cover your faces...be men and own what you've done.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | December 22, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

SEVERAL PEOPLE WILL RECOGNIZE THESE SCUMBAGS, I'M SURE. TURN THEM IN.

Posted by: pburton1 | December 22, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

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