MPD identifies victim found near Kennedy Center, investigating death as homicide

Media Credit: Hatchet File Photo

The victim suffered multiple "sharp force" injuries and officials are offering up to a $25,000 reward for information regarding the case.

The Metropolitan Police Department identified the man found dead in front of the Kennedy Center earlier this month and is investigating his death as a homicide, according to a statement Tuesday.

MPD released a statement identifying the victim as Thomas Washington. He suffered multiple “sharp force” injuries and officials are offering up to a $25,000 reward for information regarding the case, according to the statement.

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in gathering information regarding this homicide,” the release states.

MPD Chief Robert Contee said in a press conference earlier this month that officers responded to reports of a shooting on Friday, Nov. 4 at the 2700 Block of F Street NW after a Kennedy Center parking garage employee called authorities at around 7:30 a.m. Contee said officials pronounced Washington dead upon arriving on the scene, who appeared to have suffered several new and old “trauma injuries.”

Contee said officials are “uncertain” how or when Washington arrived at the Kennedy Center or received his injuries, and that the area where his body was located doesn’t appear to be where the crime occurred.

The Hatchet has disabled comments on our website. Learn more.