Around 12:40 a.m., police say Battle was found by patrol officers who responded to the area to investigate the sounds of gunshots. His body was discovered in the 3000 block of 30th Street. He had been shot several times.
Battle, who was in cardiac arrest, was taken by ambulance to Prince George's Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead.
Police have not speculated on a motive or suspects.
The Metropolitan Police Department 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.