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71-Year-Old Man Shot and Killed in SE



    A 71-year-old man was murdered at his apartment home in southeast Washington and robbery was the likely motive. (Published Tuesday, June 28, 2011)

    A 71-year-old man was shot and killed at the threshhold of his home in southeast D.C. Monday night, NBC Washington's Pat Collins reported.

    Robbery may have been the motive, police said. Solomon Reese sold cigarettes individually and by the pack out of his eighth floor apartment at the Marbury Plaza apartment building, Collins reported. Cash from those sales may have been what the shooter wanted. Reese had been robbed before.

    Reese was found unconscious in his doorway inside the apartment building on Good Hope Road at about 9:30 p.m. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    The victim was retired from the Army -- a Vietnam veteran -- and did volunteer work, Collins reported.