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Man fatally shot in Northeast identified

A man who was shot in the head and killed Thursday afternoon inside a house in Northeast Washington near Fort Totten has been identified as a 34-year-old man, according to D.C. police.

R’artagnon Jose White was pronounced dead on the scene in the 5100 block of 7th St. NE, police said on Friday. Authorities released few other details and said detectives had made no arrests. Police would not say if the victim lived in the two-story brick duplex.

Police were called to the house in the Queens Chapel neighborhood a few minutes after 1 p.m. A D.C. police spokesman on Friday would not say whether investigators had learned a motive.

The street is lined by neatly kept houses, many with small, fenced in yards. The house where the killing occurred appeared orderly, with chairs on the front porch next to a decorative owl.

Lt. Robert Alder, head of the homicide unit, declined to release many details of the case. He said another person found the body and called police. “There did not appear to be any kind of forced entry,” he said.


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