Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, July 10, 2021, in the 5100 Block of Fitch Street, Southeast.
At approximately 9:42 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an unconscious and unresponsive adult female victim, inside of a residence, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and found that the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The decedent has been identified as 34 year-old Vanessa Brooks-Williams, of Southeast, DC.
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 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 TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.