South Asian man Rajeshkumar Patel shot and killed in Washington, DC

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 3600 block of 12th Street, NE.

On Saturday, December 18, 2010, at approximately 6:40 pm, units from the Fifth District responded to the 3600 block of 12th Street, NE to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local area hospital where the victim succumbed to his injuries and was subsequently pronounced dead. The decedent’s remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.

The decedent is identified as 46 year-old Rajeshkumar Patel of Bowie, Maryland.

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