Friday, July 01, 2005

Man shot dead in NE halfway house

"A 33-year-old resident of a controversial halfway house for prisoners was fatally shot inside the Northeast Washington facility late Wednesday, D.C. police said.

The killing sparked outrage from residents and a D.C. Council member who have been fighting to shutter the facility since it opened two years ago.

Police said the violence erupted about 10:50 p.m. when someone opened fire on the resident inside the halfway house in the 2200 block of Adams Place NE.

The shooting victim's name was not released pending notification of his death to relatives. He was wounded several times and taken to Washington Hospital Center, where he died an hour later.

Police said that they believe the gunman was a fellow resident and that they have narrowed the list of potential suspects to two or three people.
" - Man Dies in Halfway-House Shooting

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