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Homicide: 200 Block of L Street, Southwest

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday, November 9, 2019, in the 200 block of L Street, Southwest.

At approximately 12:37 am, members of the First District were in the area of Delaware and L Street, Southwest when they heard the sound of gunshots. Officers canvassed the area and located an adult male in front of the listed location, unconscious and not breathing, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and after finding no signs consistent with life, the victim remained on scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  

The decedent has been identified as 31 year-old Robert Hobson, of Suitland, Maryland.

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.

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