Worker Fatally Shot in Head During Robbery at DC Construction Site

A man was shot in the head at a construction site in Southeast D.C.

A construction worker shot during a robbery at a construction site in Northeast D.C. Wednesday died Monday morning, police said.

The victim, identified by his family as Elías Flores, was shot in the head.

At about 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, the suspect entered a home under construction in the 1600 block of Olive Street NE, brandished a gun and shot Flores. The suspect then took property, which was not described by police, and fled the scene. 

Flores was in charge of construction at the house, his son said. An employee called 911.

The suspect, who faces assault charges with intent to kill and allegedly fled on a red Jump bicycle, has yet to be identified.

Flores is a native of El Salvador and has been in the region for more than 20 years. Associates describe him as a hard-working man and owner of a construction company.

Anyone with information can contact authorities at 202-727-9099. A reward of up to $ 10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.

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