27-Year-Old Father Shot And Killed In D.C., Was On The Way To Son's Graduation

27-Year-Old Father Shot And Killed In D.C., Was On The Way To Son's Graduation

Darryl Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene - was brought down by a barrage of bullets in Northeast Washington.

While the initial investigations have just begun, police are saying that the 27-year-old man who was shot and killed on Wednesday morning in Northeast Washington had multiple gun-inflicted wounds. 

According to NBC Washington, Darryl Johnson was going to his son's elementary school graduation before the shooting occurred. Johnson was headed to his car when shots rang out. When the police found him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.


The shooting occurred about 9:20 a.m. in the 300 block of 62nd Street NE, two blocks north of Watts Branch playground.

"He was just going to his son's graduation," said Ernie Johnson, the victim's uncle. "Someone just came past and ... shot him up, and no one out here wants to talk."


According to the reports, more than 15 shell casings covered the street. Seven shots went into a minivan and one of the bullets came into the apartment of a senior citizen, who wasn't home at the time of the shooting. 


"It's sad, it really is, that you can't get along with each other in this world no more," Ernie Johnson said.
Police are still looking for a motive and a suspect of the crime.

"People just don't care anymore. That's the only thing I can get out of it," a resident said.  


Police are asking for help in their investigation. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that gives them information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. 

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