1 dead, 3 injured during shooting at funeral for D.C. homicide victim
04/12/2023 1:23 pm PDT
WASHINGTON (TCD) -- One person was killed and three others were injured in a shooting this week following a funeral in Northeast D.C. for a young man who was killed by gun violence last month.
On Tuesday, April 11, at 12:17 p.m.,Metropolitan D.C. Police officers were called to the 4000 block of Benning Road NE regarding a shooting and found two adult males and two adult females suffering from gunshot wounds. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and declared one male deceased after finding "no signs consistent with life." EMS transported the other three victims to nearby hospitals with life-threatening injuries.
Police identified the deceased victim as 29-year-old Terrell Coghill.
In a press release, Metro D.C. Police identified the suspect’s vehicle as a white Lexus IS350 with possible damage to the bottom of the front side passenger door. Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting.
On Wednesday afternoon, police said the Lexus had been recovered, the but the suspect or suspects are still at large.
The shooting occurred during the funeral for Stephon Carroll, a 24-year-old who was gunned down March 24 on the 4400 block of E Street SE. Metro D.C. Police are also offering up to $25,000 for an arrest and conviction regarding Carroll’s killing.
MPD seeks a vehicle in reference to a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in the 4000 block of Benning Road, Northeast.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) April 12, 2023 @DCPoliceDept
Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411
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Stewart Funeral Home wrote in a statement Tuesday, "We extend our deepest condolences to the families who were targeted and impacted by today’s unimaginable tragedy following a sacred ritual. Stewart Funeral Home stands in solidarity to confront what is a national crisis of gun violence."
The note continued, "At this time, we are unable to share additional details as today’s shooting is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department. We implore local, regional, and national leaders to take meaningful action to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer."
Metro Police Chief Robert Contee III spoke at a press conference following the shooting and called it a "brazen" act of violence.
He said, "It’s unfortunate that someone would be so brazen to do such an act, let alone at a funeral. How low can you be of a human being to target other people at a funeral?"
Contee believes the suspect or suspects "specifically targeted" some of the people at the funeral.
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