The 700 block of H Street
MPD has identified the decedent as 32 year old Jerome Leroy Wright. Mr. Wright was apparently attempting to rob the other four men when one of them fought back and attempted to gain control of Mr. Wright's gun. That plan did not work out so well, and the resisting victim was shot in the chest. He did eventually get control of the gun and shot Mr. Wright multiple times in the chest. One of the other intended robbery victims was shot by mistake during the struggle. Some of that comes directly from a this Washington Post story, which contains additional details. The Washington Post piece also says the shooting is likely to be ruled a justifiable homicide, meaning no charges would be filed in Mr. Wright's death.
Here is the MPD press release once again:
Homicide: 700 Block of H Street, Northeast
(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 700 block of H Street, Northeast on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at approximately 1:06 am.
Members of the First District heard the sounds of gunshots and were directed to three adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Members immediately began lifesaving efforts on the victims, with the use of trauma kits. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported two adult males to area hospitals. The third victim, an adult male, succumbed to his injuries on scene and was pronounced dead. Preliminary information has revealed that the victims and the decedent were shot while the decedent was attempting rob the other victims.
The decedent has been identified as 32-year-old Jerome Leroy Wright of Northeast, D.C.