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Update: Victim identified in Southeast D.C. murder, suspects sought

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) - D.C. metropolitan police are searching for four suspects after a man was fatally shot late Thursday night in Southeast.

Metropolitan police said an off-duty officer heard sounds of gunshots while in the 2600 block of Bowen Road, Southeast, just before midnight on Thursday.

Police discovered the victim, an adult male, dead on the scene, with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso. The body was discovered along the 2500 block of Sayles Place SE, near its intersection with Bowen Road.

The victim was transported to the medical examiner's office, and has subsequently been identified as 23-year-old Demenico Lewis of Southeast D.C.

The four suspects are described as black males wearing dark clothing. Police said the suspects fled in a black Hyundai Sonata.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides 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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