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Vigil, Tuesday night show to honor D.C. singer killed after weekend performance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A band performing in Southeast on Tuesday night will play to benefit the family of Omar Rogers.

According to a flyer posted by his family on social media, AJA will perform three sets at the Uniontown Bar and Grill.

His family says there will also be a vigil outside starting at 9 p.m.

According to Metropolitan Police, at approximately 3:50 am on Sunday, Seventh District officers were flagged down in the 1300 block of Good Hope Road, Southeast, regarding a shooting at a 2200 Martin Luther King Avenue.

Police say officers found a victim inside a vehicle, who they later identified as 35-year-old Rogers.

They took him to a local hospital where all lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead.

Family members say the shooting happened right after his weekend performance at Uniontown.

Roger's uncle says the singer was known as "Big O," "Mr. Classic Man," or "Jamie Foxx of Go-go."

"He had wonderful voice," he says.

Freshman wide receiver at Virginia Tech, Sean Savoy, after a career game, posted on his Twitter page about his brother on Monday.

Virginia Tech Football also posted on their official Twitter page about Rogers including a link to a GoFundMe page.

Police are asking anyone with information about the homicide to call police at 202-727-9099.

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