Police have released photographs of a suspect wanted in connection with a the homicide that happened on a Metro railcar Sunday, May 28 while it was traveling to the Waterfront Metro Station (300 block of M St. SW).
At approximately 11:40 a.m., Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) responded to reports of a shooting victim, on the Metro train, inside of the Navy Yard Metro Station.
Upon arrival, officers located a male shooting victim. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) responded to the scene and after finding no signs consistent with life, the victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The deceased is a teenager, 17-year-old Brendan Ofori, of Fort Washington, MD.
Police said the suspect got on the train at L’Enfant Plaza Station. He got in an altercation with the victim which escalated while on the train. As the train pulled into Waterfront, the next station southbound, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim before exiting the system.
Police said the Metro train operator was alerted to the shooting as the train arrived at the Navy Yard Metro Station, where the train was ultimately stopped, and police were notified.
The suspect was captured by surveillance cameras and can be seen in the photos above.
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, video or photos may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.
An earlier version of this story referred to the victim as an ‘adult’, echoing language of early MPD reports. The victim is a teenager. The story has been corrected. The Hill Rag sincerely apologizes for the error.