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D.C. police investigating shooting death in Southeast

District homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man police identify as Gordon Reaves Rivers, of the 9700 block of Prince William Drive in Brandywine, Md.

Officers from the Sixth District who responded to a call about a shooting, found Rivers, 47, unconscious and shot multiple times at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of Naylor Road SE.

He later died at an area hospital, police said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E] (1-888-919-2746).

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

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

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  January 11, 2010; 10:08 AM ET
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty , Pr. George's , The District  | Tags: District homicide, Naylor Road  
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No witnesses at 5:30 p.m.? It's not even dark yet at that time of day. I know the Rivers family, they are good people, underserving of this heartache. I do hope the police will be persistent and find out who took this young man's life.

Posted by: hisgrace03 | January 14, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

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