MPDC - Metropolitan Police Department

04/20/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/20/2019 15:00

Vehicle of Interest Sought in a Homicide: 700 Block of Princeton Place, Northwest

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch seek the public's assistance in identifying a vehicle of interest that is sought in a homicide that occurred on Friday, April 19, 2019, in the 700 block of Princeton Place, Northwest.

At approximately 4:07 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile male, inside of a residence, at the listed location, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 16 year-old Breon Austin, of Northwest, DC.

A nearby surveillance camera captured a vehicle of interest in this case. The vehicle is described as a gray, four door sedan. The vehicle has a sunroof and stickers on the drivers' side of the vehicle. A photo of the vehicle can be seen below:

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.