MPD seeks information – Homicide Victim: Durval Martins

Please see the attached flyer regarding the homicide of Durval Martins, which occurred early this morning. Feel free to redistribute or post this flyer, as MPD seeks information on this incident.

On Tuesday, December 16, 2008, around 3:06 am, Durval Martins was shot and killed while at the intersection of 11th and Q Streets, NW. The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in gathering information regarding this incident.

The case is under investigation by members of the Department’s Criminal investigations Division, Homicide Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Paul Regan on 2/425-5563 (cell) or 2/645-0472; Detective Doug Carlson on 2/486-0233 (cell) or 645-6360; or the Command Information Center (CIC) at 727-9099. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-888-919-CRIME (888 919-2746). Anonymous information may also be forwarded to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

The Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.



Matt W. Ashburn, Auxiliary #1314
Special Liaison Unit
Executive Office of the Chief of Police
Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department
1369-A Connecticut Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
E-mail: matthew dot ashburn at