Police seeking 2 men in fatal Capitol Hill shooting

Local,DC,Crime,Naomi Jagoda

D.C. police are looking for two men who were seen leaving the area of a fatal shooting on Capitol Hill.

Officers discovered 28-year-old Jason Anthony Emma sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle in the 1200 block of C Street NE at about 2:15 a.m. Monday. He had been shot several times, police said.

Emma died at the scene. According to media reports, he had recently moved to Capitol Hill from Arlington and was studying accounting.

"It's obviously a sad case here," D.C. police Cmdr. George Kucik said.

Police did not have any definitive motive or suspects Tuesday afternoon. Investigators are looking for two men who were seen heading eastbound on C Street, Kucik said.

The men were described as black males with heavy builds between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, police spokesman Officer Anthony Clay said. One of the men was wearing a white T-shirt with dark sleeves.

"We are really seeking information from the public, if anybody saw or heard anything," Kucik said. "We don't have a lot of information on the case right now."

Kucik said that the neighborhood where the homicide occurred does not see many shootings.

But Emma's slaying is not the first violent incident to take place in the Capitol Hill area this year. In June, 64-year-old Hae Soon Lim was fatally shot in the H Street Northeast deli that she owned. In August, Thomas "TC" Maslin, then 29, was badly beaten and robbed in the 700 block of North Carolina Avenue SE. Suspects in those separate incidents have been arrested.

Two people died after being shot early Saturday morning in the 1100 block of Bladensburg Road NE -- a little more than a mile away from where Emma was found -- and one of those victims was also found inside a vehicle. However, Kucik said Monday that police do not have any information linking the two incidents.

Anyone with information can call police at 202-727-9099. People can also submit anonymous information by text messaging 50411.

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