Randolph Harris Jr. found dead in apartment building

Randolph Scott Harris Jr. was pulled from the apartment on Euclid Street NW with burns and apparent gunshot wounds.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJLA) - Police are investigating a man's death as a homicide after firefighters found his body in a burning apartment.

Randolph Scott Harris Jr., 31, was pulled from the apartment in the 1000 block of Euclid Street NW with burns and gunshot wounds just before 6:30 a.m.{ }

“Who would do something like this to my son?” asks Tawanna Thomas.

Harris' friends say he traveled the country setting up 7-Eleven stores.{ }

“It was just so much smoke and the alarms were going off in the apartments,” says Jennifer Galloway, Harris’ aunt. “They tripped over the body coming in.”{ }

“It’s very tragic, but we’re going to find the person that did this and bring them to justice,” says Donald Bowser, his cousin.{ }

“I just don’t understand it, you know, my nephew’s gone,” says Kimberly McDowell.{ }

Police believe someone murdered Harris and then left with some of his possessions, including his silver Mercedes Benz.{ }

Those who had known Harris since elementary school say he was a fun, loving person.{ }

"I can't imagine who would do such a thing," says Sabrina Kenney. "I can't imagine who would do this."

Another neighbor said Harris had agreed to keep her two dogs for her last night. When firefighters entered the apartment{ }Friday morning, they rescued the pair from the smoke.{ }

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Harris' Mercedes is asked to call police. The vehicle has Maryland tags{ }7AL7802.

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