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Demetrius Eccles found dead from apparent gunshot wounds in Northwest D.C.

A District man was found dead Saturday night in the 900 block of Sheridan Street NW from apparent gunshot wounds.

Police responded to a report of gunfire at 8:58 p.m. just off Georgia Avenue in the Brightwood neighborhood and found the body of Demetrius Eccles, 31, of Northwest, according to a statement from the department.

Officer Paul Metcalf, a police spokesman, said Sunday that the death is being investigated as a homicide. He could not immediately provide any additional information about the circumstances that led to the shooting.

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Ann covers legal affairs in the District and Maryland for the Washington Post. Ann previously covered state government and politics in California, New Hampshire and Maryland. She joined the Post in 2005.

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