WASHINGTON, DC – The Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in April.
According to police, the incident occurred on Thursday, April 16 in the 100 block of Ridge Road, Southeast. At approximately 2:47 p.m. police responded for reports of gunshots. Upon arrival on the scene, members located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Police say victim one was admitted and the other victim was treated and released.
On Sunday, April 17, the victim, who has been identified as 59-year-old Charles Wilbert Lancaster, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
On Wednesday, June 15, the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death as complications from a gunshot wound to the back and the manner of death as a homicide, officials say.
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.