Police are are investigating a homicide that happened on the fields near Eastern High School (1700 E. Capitol St. NE) on Sunday, Sept. 4.
At approximately 3:41 p.m., members of the First District went to the 1800 block of East Capitol Street NE after getting a report of an assault.
When they got there, they found an adult male victim suffering from apparent trauma. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 31-year-old David Louis Baker, Jr., of Northeast, DC.
His remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) for an autopsy. As a result, the cause of death was determined to be sharp force injuries and the death ruled a homicide.
The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) 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 each 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 anonymous Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.