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D.C. police investigate 99th murder of 2013

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Washington, D.C. --- Police spent the early morning hours of Tuesday investigating the city's 99th murder for 2013.

Police say the killing was reported just before 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 in Anacostia. Officers from the 7th District responded for the sound of gunshots in the 1900 block of 17th Street SE.

That is where they discovered 26-year-old Anthony Robinson of Southeast suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Fire and EMS personnel took Robinson in cardiac arrest to George Washington University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Homicides increased this year by more than 25 percent over 2012. According to Officer Araz Alali, police spokesman, through the end of November last year, the city had only 78 murders. For homicide totals for the past 20 years see the MPD website.

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