Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Homicide site: Willie Starkey, 1600 block of Benning Road NE DC

This police crime-scene tape is at the site of the demise of Mr. Willie Starkey, along a very busy area of Benning Road, adjacent to the Hechinger Mall complex.

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch seek the public's assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in a fatal shooting that occurred in the 1600 block of Benning Road NE, Washington DC, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. At approximately 2:40 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where all lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as Willie Starkey, 35, of Northeast, DC.

Thank you to Moises Gomez for his help documenting this site.

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