Roger "Tom" Marmet in a family photo
The Metropolitan Police Department has released the identity of the victim in Wednesday's fatal shooting in the 1200 block of 17th Street NE as 22 year-old Roger Marmet of Northeast DC. As I wrote yesterday, officers on patrol responded to the sound of gunshots and arrived on the scene to find Mr. Marmet unconscious and not breathing (per the Washington Post) with a gunshot wound to his upper body. Medics rushed him to the hospital, but efforts to save his life failed.
Roger "Tom" Marmet, was an aspiring social worker volunteering for in a year of service program with the well-regarded non-profit So Others Might Eat ("SOME"). That detail comes from The Washington Post, which appears to have the most in-depth story on Mr. Marmet. Marmet's father told the Post that police indicated they believe his son was struck by a stray bullet while his car was at a stop light. Marmet's death is the 135th homicide this year in the District.
MPD 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. If you have any information about this murder please contact police at 202-727-9099, or text a tip to 50411. You can remain anonymous.
WJLA (ABC 7) - "Family: Social worker from Chevy Chase, Md. killed by stray bullet at stoplight in D.C."
WTTG (Fox 5) - "Chevy Chase man, social worker killed by stray bullet in Northeast DC, police say"
Below is the full text of the MPD press release:
Homicide: 1200 Block of 17th Street, Northeast
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in the 1200 block of 17th Street, Northeast.
At approximately 5:57 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male, inside of a vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services were summoned to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all lifesaving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 22 year-old Roger Marmet, of Northeast, DC.
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 sending a text message to 50411.