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Ervin Lamont Griffin murdered, police searching for suspects

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Correction:

This article originally noted that the incident took place in the Trinidad neighborhood. The error has been corrected.

D.C. Police are searching for a suspect in the late Friday night murder of a 32-year-old man in the Carver-Langston neighborhood of Northeast Washington.

Police say that Ervin Lamont Griffin of Southeast D.C. was shot multiple times in the 1200 block of 18th Place NE. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are searching for a suspect.

In a press release, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission which covers the area where the shooting took place says and violence had subsided when police maintained a stepped-up level of presence in the neighborhood.

But, the release claims that as attrition in the D.C. Police ranks continues, residents are worried that constant violence will return.

Earlier this week, D.C. councilman Phil Mendelson pushed for an outside agency to study how many officers are needed to safely patrol the District.

D.C. has been losing 15 officers per month to attrition, and Chief Cathy Lanier warned of trouble if the number of officers in the District dipped below 3,800.

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