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Posted at 4:04 PM ET, 02/ 5/2011

Petworth homicide victim identified

By Tom Jackman

A man who was found shot to death in the Petworth area of the District Friday night was identified Saturday as Derrick Rawls, 20, of Northwest Washington, D.C., police said.

Rawls was found in an alley behind the 4500 block of 8th Street NW about 9:20 p.m. Police had responded to reports of gunshots and found Rawls unconscious from apparent gunshot wounds. Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

No suspect was in custody Saturday. D.C. police asked that anyone with information about Rawls' shooting call 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME [2746]. Tips may also be submitted by text messaging, by sending messages to 50411.
The Metropolitan Police Department offers a reward of up to $25,000 for anyone providing information leading to the conviction of suspects wanted for homicide in the District.

By Tom Jackman  | February 5, 2011; 4:04 PM ET
Categories:  Homicide, The District, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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This is really horrific.We should find a way to reduce the number of guns in the hands of our children.We need to walk peacefully in our streets and allies at any time, night and day!

Posted by: angy_galal | February 5, 2011 4:44 PM | Report abuse

search online for "United Forensic College". You can earn as much as $65,850 with a Criminal Justice Degree by solving crimes

Posted by: oliverbrya | February 6, 2011 1:12 AM | Report abuse

Petworth is becoming almost as dangerous as Columbia Heights.

Posted by: ManOpener | February 6, 2011 11:51 AM | Report abuse

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