Capitol Hill death ruled homicide; man attacked last week on 8th Street SE

May 11, 2014

The death of the man who was beaten and robbed on Capitol Hill last week has been ruled a homicide.

Carlton Coltrane, 60, of Southeast Washington, died as a result of blunt force trauma, according to a determination made by the office of the District’s chief medical examiner, D.C. police said.

They said the medical examiner’s office determined the manner of death to be homicide.

Coltrane was attacked early Tuesday and died Friday afternoon. The attack occurred inside and outside a convenience store in the 400 block of Eighth Street SE, police said.

The attack happened about two blocks from the entrance to the Eastern Market Metro station. It is at the north end of the Barracks Row strip, which is lined with restaurants and taverns.

Police said they are trying to find two people whom they describe as “persons of interest.”

Police currently offer a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone providing information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted 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 text messaging 50411.

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