Two killed in separate shootings in NE Washington

November 26, 2011

District homicide detectives are investigating two separate deadly shootings that occurred in Northeast Washington early Saturday.

A man identified as Joseph Jerome Mickens, 22, of Northeast died after being shot about 10:18 a.m. in the 700 block of 19th Street NE, police said. Mickens suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

The shooter was wearing dark sweatpants and a dark hooded sweatshirt and was seen fleeing the scene in a four-door Dodge Stratus, police said.

Earlier in the day, a man was killed in a shooting in the 1200 block of Simms Place NE.

Police said gunshots were heard about 12:41 a.m. When officers arrived, they found two people wounded, one of whom died at a hospital, police said. The other was treated and released, authorities said.

Police identified the man who died as Mico Briscoe, 18. They said his address was unknown.

Carol Morello is the diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post, covering the State Department.
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