A man died tonight after being stabbed near 8th and H Street this afternoon. Here's the original tweet from MPD.
For those unfamiliar with such alerts that's a lookout for a hispanic male. X2 buses were temporarily diverted off their normal H Street route between 6th and 10th Street to allow for police investigation of the scene. An MPD representative later emailed the following to a local listserv:Stabbing at 1551 hours in the 800 blck of H Street NE LOF:H/M, goatee, pink/red shirt, blk shorts, tan hat,short 5279 pic.twitter.com/CyYZIJyJ0r— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) August 10, 2015
On today's date at around 3:49PM, First District personnel responded to the 800 block of 8th Street, NE, in reference to a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival on the scene, officers discovered a male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital by DCFD where he later succumbed to his injuries. The suspect in this case, an Hispanic male approximately 40 years of age, fled on foot eastbound in the 800 block of 8th Street,
Lieutenant Eddie G. Fowler (PSA 107)
MPD has identified the deceased man as Eric Lee Smith of Maryland. Full MPD press release below:
Homicide: 800 block of H Street, Northeast
(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred in the 800 block of H Street, Northeast on Monday, August 10, 2015, at approximately 3:49 pm.
Members of the First District responded for a reported aggravated assault call and upon arrival, located an adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds in the block. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 44-year-old Eric Lee Smith of Suitland, Maryland.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.