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19-Year-Old Killed Near Georgetown Waterfront, Police Say

D.C. homicide detectives are investigating the crime on Water Street


A 19-year-old man was found fatally shot in the chest near D.C.’s waterfront in Georgetown, police say.

Franklin Hernandez Arevalo, of Alexandria, Virginia, was killed and there is a $25,000 reward for information in his case, police said.

Bystanders heard gunshots near 3300 Water Street and police responded about 3 a.m. Saturday, police say.

Officers found a man suffering one gunshot wound to the chest, police say.

Arevalo was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.


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An abandoned car that Arevalo may have driven was found nearby, police said. Homicide detectives are investigating.

The bystanders who heard shots didn’t see anyone fleeing the scene, police said.

The location of the shooting is just north of Georgetown Waterfront Park. Anyone with information is asked to contact D.C. police at 202-727-9099.

More people have been killed in the District this year than any year since 2008.

The Georgetown slaying was not the only shooting this weekend.

Another man was critically injured Friday night in Southeast D.C. Police responded to the 2400 block of Elvans Road for a shooting around 10 p.m. and found a man who had been shot multiple times.

He was taken to the hospital unconscious and not breathing, police said. Homicide detectives are investigating that case.

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