Man Found Fatally Shot in Parked Car in Northwest DC

Police are investigating whether the killing is linked to a carjacking the same night

A 21-year-old man was found shot dead Sunday inside his car parked near his home in Upper Northwest D.C., near the Maryland border.

Grant Dosunmu died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, D.C. police said Monday.

His silver Jaguar was found at 9 p.m. Sunday on the 6900 block of 32nd Street NW. Dosunmu was pronounced dead at the scene, in a quiet residential neighborhood.

His mother, Phyllis Dosunmu, said the Woodrow Wilson High School graduate was a budding entrepreneur.

"He was just a good person," she said. "He's just the best son ever."

Dosunmu was found less than two blocks from his house in the Hawthorne neighborhood. He watched the Washington Redskins game with friends and was headed home, his mother said.

D.C. police said it appears the shooter was inside the Jaguar with Dosunmu when they fired.

Two hours earlier and less than 2 miles away, a woman was carjacked at gunpoint.

The woman said a man with a gun confronted her as she headed to the 5600 block of Western Avenue after going to a grocery store.

"He didn't put it in my face. It was about mid-section. It was like, 'I've got this,'" she said. 

The man took off with her car and left her unhurt.

Police said they cannot yet determine whether the same person or people who killed Dosunmu carjacked the woman.

Police have not announced any arrests or identified any suspects.

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