Homicide: 1200 Block of Brentwood Road, Northeast
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 1200 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast.
On Monday, June 3, 2013 at approximately 11:18 pm, patrol officers from the Fifth District responded to the 1200 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast for the sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they located a male inside a hallway, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital where he was admitted in critical condition.
On Tuesday, June 04, 2013, at approximately 1:25 pm, the victim of this shooting, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The remains of the decedent have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia pending a determination of a cause and manner of death.
The decedent is identified as 16 year-old Malik Spears of Southeast, Washington, DC.
16-year-old Malik Spears, known simply as “Wiz,” was shot Monday night in the courtyard of an apartment complex in NE Washington, D.C. The shooting occurred at about 11:15 p.m. After being hit, Spears staggered into one of the apartment buildings and collapsed on a stairwell. Police said that Spears was in a large group and they aren’t sure whether he was the target.