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Man Dies After Being Found Shot in Vehicle Near I-295

A Maryland man died Wednesday after he was found with gunshot wounds Wednesday night in a vehicle parked near I-295 in Northeast D.C.

Darnell Lee Richardson, 29, was pronounced dead after D.C. police found him about 8:50 p.m. near I-295 and Benning Road NE, officials said.

The Cheverly, Maryland, resident was found lifeless in the driver's seat of a vehicle and taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Police later determined Richardson was shot on the 3400 block of Benning Road NE, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.

Richardson's death is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information that leads to an arrest and conviction is asked to call police at 202-727-9099. Information can be sent anonymously by sending a text message to 50411. A reward of as much as $25,000 is offered.

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