D.C. police identify man fatally shot near D.C.-Maryland border

D.C. police identify man fatally shot near D.C.-Maryland border

Second victim had injuries not considered life-threatening

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D.C. police have identified a man who was shot and killed Thursday evening in the Friendship Heights area of Washington, D.C., near the border with Maryland.

Tavon Brown, 20, of Baltimore, was fatally shot in the 5200 block of Western Avenue in Northwest D.C., police said in a press release on Friday. They did not provide any new information about what happened or the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Police said they got a report of a shooting at 7:39 p.m. on Thursday, and found Brown suffering from gunshot wounds when they got to the scene. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Police said another man who was shot was found in Montgomery County and was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. Police have not said who the other man is.

D.C. police had initially said on Twitter that the shooting happened in the 4500 block of Western Avenue.

Alaina Gertz, a police spokeswoman, told Bethesda Beat that after further investigation, detectives determined that the shooting happened in the 5200 block, which is near the intersection of River Road. It is also near  Lord & Taylor.

Dustin Sternbeck, another police spokesperson, wrote in an email that the circumstances of the shooting are unknown but that robbery is “a potential motive.”

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com

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