Raasheem Rich stabbed to death outside SE liquor store

The stabbing happened outside a liquor store off Alabama Avenue on Thursday. Photo: Tom Roussey

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Police in the District have released video of the suspect wanted for stabbing a man to death outside a liquor store in Southeast Thursday. It is the city's first murder of 2013.

MPD officials say the incident happened just before 3:30 p.m Thursday at a liquor store in the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue SE, where the victim, 40-year-old Raasheem Rich and the suspect got into an argument. It then escalated into a physical altercation, which continued outside the store.

Shortly thereafter, Rich was stabbed and killed, police say. He died at an area hospital.

An initial description of a suspect describes him as wearing a black skullcap, a grey jacket, tan pants and a bright yellow reflective vest.

Eighty-eight people were murdered in the District of Columbia in 2012, one of the lowest totals in the city in decades.

A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest.

The investigation into the stabbing continues.

Video: MPD