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Southeast D.C. man found shot dead near his home

A Southeast D.C. man was found shot near his home Wednesday, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Jheryl Hodge, 20, of the 1100 block of Eaton Road, SE, was found shot on a sidewalk on that same block at about 1 p.m. Wednesday by officers from the Seventh District, police said.

He was pronounced dead at Washington Hospital Center.

Information about the case can be given to police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E] (1-888-919-2746). The Metropolitan Police Department offers a reward of as much as $25,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction for a homicide.

Anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Information provided to the Crime Solvers Unit that leads to an arrest and indictment is eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  January 14, 2010; 9:15 AM ET
Categories:  Homicide , Mary Pat Flaherty , The District  
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If you're not involved in the drug trade & aren't a member of a gang, the odds of you being shot & killed are very small. Serial killers few & far between. They get a lot of media/public attention because they are so rare. If you look for trouble & engage in risky, illegal activities, it will come back to bite you on your derriere.

Posted by: uncivil | January 14, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

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