Paul Aime Tanoh Danzo of Laurel, Md. Shot, Killed Near Farragut North Metro Station In DC

5:42 PM, Mar 21, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police have identified the man who died after an early morning shooting near the Farragut North Metro Station in Northwest D.C.

Police say 24-year-old Paul Aime Tanoh Danzo of Laurel, Md. was listed in critical condition when he arrived at a local hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.

The victim had been at Balletto, a nightclub on L St, NW, at a party headline by Washington Redskins wide receiver Evan Royster. Royster tweeted that he'd left hours before the shooting. And Ravens Super Bowl veteran Torrey Smith tweeted that he wasn't there at all that night, despite rumors to the contrary.

Officials say Metropolitan Police officers were called to the 1000 block of 17th Street NW at 2:39 Thursday morning for a report of a shooting. Once they arrived on scene they found a man suffering from multiple gun shot wounds inside his car. Earlier, we were told he had a gun shot wound to the head. He was taken to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead around 3:30 a.m.

The scene is about a half block from Mayflower Hotel and four blocks from the White House. A witness told WUSA 9 Secret Service officers were the first to respond to the scene.

According to witnesses, after the club closed for the night, the victim got into a fight with the suspect outside, and the suspect walked away. Witnesses say the victim left his friends and got into his car parked around the corner. About 5 minutes later, a witness says the suspect returned, walked up to the victim's car and shot up to six times at point blank range.

Right now police do not have any specific descriptions of the suspect in the shooting, however, they are looking for a black BMW with chrome wheels.

The Metropolitan Police Department 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. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or send a text message to 50411.

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