Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, in the 3000 block of 24th Place, Southeast.
At approximately 12:12 am, members of the Seventh District heard the sounds of gunshots and responded to the listed location. Upon arrival, members canvased the area and located a juvenile male victim, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. The victim later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 16 year-old Steffen Brathwaite, of Southeast, 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.