Man fatally shot in Brightwood neighborhood in NW Washington

D.C. police are investigating a fatal shooting in the Brightwood neighborhood in upper Northwest Washington.

At about 9 p.m., Saturday, police responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 900 block of Sheridan Street NW.

Police found 31-year-old Demetrius Eccles, of Northwest Washington, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene and was taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

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 wanted 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 text messaging 50411.


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