Thursday, April 2, 2020
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in the 900 block of Division Avenue, Northeast.
At approximately 8:25 am, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, officers discovered DC Fire and EMS members conducting life-saving efforts, inside of a residence, on an unconscious child. After all life-saving efforts failed, the decedent remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The decedent has been identified as 2 year-old Gabriel Eason, of Northeast, DC.
An autopsy was performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. As a result, the cause of death was determined to be multiple blunt force injuries, and the manner of death was ruled a Homicide.
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.
Content retrieved from: https://mpdc.dc.gov/release/homicide-900-block-division-avenue-northeast-1.