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Police Investigate Ivy City Assault as Homicide

Police are investigating a July Ivy City assault case as a homicide after the victim died August 31.

At approximately 9:59 p.m., members of the Fifth District went to 1300 block of New York Avenue NE after getting reports of an assault. They found a man suffering from injuries inside of a building on the block.

DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DC FEMS) responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment.

On Saturday, August 31, 2019, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

An autopsy was performed by the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. As a result, the cause of death was ruled as complications from blunt force trauma. The manner of death was ruled a Homicide.

The decedent has been identified as 53-year-old David Bodrick, of no fixed address.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411

In Other News

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, a woman was arrested on the 700 block on charges of [Simple] Assault on a Police Officer.

At 10:38 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of 18th Street NE on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without a License.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include:

  • Brief description of the activity;
  • Date, time and location of the activity;
  • Physical identifiers of anyone you observed;
  • Descriptions of vehicles;
  • Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone;
  • Your name and contact information.

“As we continue to work with our community in the prevention of crime, we ask that if you see something suspicious you contact us immediately,” says First District Commander Morgan C. Kane, MPA.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on September 18th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

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