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Posted at 11:12 PM ET, 03/10/2010

Man fatally shot in NE D.C.

By Erica Johnston

A man was shot and killed Wednesday night outside an apartment complex in the Fort Totten area of Northeast Washington. Police said the violence apparently was sparked by a domestic dispute.

Officers were called to the unit block of Hawaii Avenue about 7:45 p.m. for the report of a shooting, and they found the victim with a least one gunshot wound in the head.

The man, whom police did not identify, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 8 p.m., said Officer Quintin Peterson, a police spokesman.

Two police sources said authorities think the man may have been shot after the victim and his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend argued.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | March 10, 2010; 11:12 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Comments

No surprise here, that is how most arguments are settled in these black communities. I wonder if these were just boyfriends of the woman, or if either of them were her, "baby daddy"?

Posted by: Hotelguest0 | March 11, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

Really, Hotelguest0? Most arguments? Are you privy (you might want to use a dictionary) to most arguments in the black community?

Posted by: linroy62 | March 11, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

Thurs morn.. another black man shot down in DC....

yawn...

Posted by: kglkgl06 | March 11, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Breaking News: Chances of rain tonight 100%, Earth still rotates, Black man shot dead in DC!

Posted by: joejack65 | March 11, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

Ignorance is running rampant in the District....some of these comments should be left to your metro ride amongst your other ignorant friends........

Posted by: ehenry1 | March 11, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

The perp must have had a legitimate reason for killing the victim. Like being "disrespected" in some way..

Posted by: tmi1 | March 11, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

WOW Hotelguest0! REALLY??? What makes you think this was a "black community"? Don't assume anything you know nothing about....

Posted by: bsu06 | March 11, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Generally, lovers quarrels are the number one reason worldwide for murder, and are hardly unique to any community...

Posted by: mendelsonmustgo | March 11, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

No surprise here, that is how most arguments are settled in these black communities. I wonder if these were just boyfriends of the woman, or if either of them were her, "baby daddy"?

Posted by: Hotelguest0 | March 11, 2010 7:37 AM
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Just like it is no surprise when you hear that someone has flown their plane into the I.R.S. Building, that it has to be a "white man". Or when a "white" gunman walks up to 2 Pentagon police officers and tries to blow them away. White people settle their arguments differently, they just kill up 8 people like that "white guy" did in Virginia.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | March 11, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

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