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DC police identify suspect in deadly shooting in Southwest

Two views of Seth Holmes (MPD)

D.C. police have identified a suspect in the shooting death of Damonta Thompson, 25, of Southwest D.C.

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding Seth Holmes, 23, who is wanted for Second Degree Murder While Armed in the fatal shooting of Thompson.

On Tuesday, May 9, police responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of Irvington Street SW. They found Thompson with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police described Holmes as 5’9” and 180 pounds, with brown eyes, and black shoulder length hair. They warn he should be considered armed and dangerous.

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.

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