Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (Gun) offense that occurred on Friday, August 21, 2020, in the 3000 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Southeast.
At approximately 7:56 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male and an adult female suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries.
On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant 18 year-old Jaz Pratt, of Northwest, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill (Gun). At the time of his arrest, Pratt was under the supervision of the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia for a Carrying a Pistol Without a License offense.
This case remains under investigation.
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.