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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Friday, October 7, 2022
Contact: Whitney Cruse

ATF Offers $15k Reward for Information in Wanted Suspect Sought in a Homicide

Total Possible Reward up to $55k

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division announced a reward of up to $15,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in Avery MILER an alleged suspect in connection with the Southeast, D.C., homicide of 25-year-old Areya Wolf of Baltimore, Maryland on August 10.

This is in addition to a reward of up to $10,000 offered by the United States Marshal Service, $5,000 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington Field Office and $25,000 offered by the Metropolitan Police Department, who is the lead investigating agency in this case, bringing the total to a possible reward up to $55,000.

On August 10, at approximately 3:41 pm, members of the Metropolitan Police Department Sixth District responded to the 5100 block of Call Place, Southeast, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. Despite all life-saving measures, the victim was pronounced dead. The victim was identified as 25-year-old Aryeh Wolf, of Baltimore, MD.

The suspect in this case has been identified as 27-year-old Avery Miler, of Southeast, DC. He is wanted on a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Murder While Armed (Gun).

“This is yet another example of senseless acts of violence in our community. This initial crime took the life of someone’s family member and friend too soon. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Wolf during this challenging time. There is unfortunately another concern of public and officer safety that must be addressed with this suspect,” said ATF Washington Field Division Special Agent in Charge Charlie J. Patterson. “The safety of our communities and law enforcement officers is of the utmost concern and our priorities will continue to reflect as such. We are extremely grateful the MPD officers were not physically injured during their encounter with the suspect. I want to be clear, the attempt to harm law enforcement officers will never be taken lightly. ATF will continue to collaborate with our local, state and federal partners to ensure the suspect is apprehended and held accountable for his actions. We will continue to call upon our valuable community members and leaders to provide any information that will assist us in locating this individual.”

On September 27 at approximately 6:22 am Miler, was reported to be seen by a citizen, in the 5300 block of Ames Street, Northeast, on September 26. As officers approached to investigate, a suspect, believed to be Miler, produced a handgun and discharged it in the direction of Sixth District officers. The officers were not injured. Miler fled the scene. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Miler was last seen wearing all black clothing with reflective shoes. His shirt contained white writing or a design on the sleeve.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 888 -ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477). Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting www.reportit.com. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by calling MPD at 202-727-9099 or by texting 50411

Miler is photographed below:

A close-up view of the face of the alleged suspectThe alleged suspect standing outside and wearing a white tank top

Washington Field Division