District man dies after being shot multiple times early Saturday morning

September 28, 2013

A District man shot multiple times — with wounds to his chest, back, arms and legs — died early Saturday morning at a local hospital, D.C .Police said.

About 12:40 a.m., police received a report of gunshot sounds in the 3000 block of 30th Street SE, said Officer Araz Alali, a police spokesman. Officers found the victim, Devar Battle, 34, of Southeast Washington, outside. Battle was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Alali said.

Dan Morse covers courts and crime in Montgomery County. He arrived at the paper in 2005, after reporting stops at the Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun and Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is the author of The Yoga Store Murder.
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