Authorities offering $60K reward for info in death of 1-year-old in southeast D.C.
UPDATED 7:15 PM PT – Friday, December 4, 2020
The FBI is asking the public for help in finding the suspect responsible for the death of a one-year-old boy. On Wednesday, 15-month-old Carmelo Duncan was fatally shot in southeast Washington, D.C. while strapped in his car seat.
He was riding in a vehicle driven by his father along with Carmelo’s 8-year-old brother. Neither of them were injured in the shooting.
Duncan is among one of the youngest homicide victims in D.C. this year.
On Thursday, dozens gathered in Duncan’s neighborhood to mourn his death.
“Unfortunately, it was learned the 15 month old Carmelo Duncan had sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Carmelo lived in southeast Washington D.C., as the mayor mentioned this is unfathomable tragedy, and my sincere condolences go out to Carmelo’s family.” Chief Peter Newsham, Washington, D.C. Police Department
Last night, 1 y/o Carmelo Duncan lost his life to gun violence in our city. MPD is committed to bringing justice to his family and need your help in identifying those responsible.
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) December 3, 2020
Authorities are offering a $60,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible.
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