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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Steve Blando, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
Thursday, December 3, 2020

ATF Offers Reward in Child Slaying

ATF, MPD and the FBI Seek Public’s Assistance and Offer $60,000 for Information on the Homicide

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Washington Field Division, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington Field Office, are offering a combined $60,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible in the homicide of 1 year-old Carmelo Duncan of Southeast D.C.

Duncan was shot on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in the 5700 block of Southern Avenue, Southeast, D.C. Detectives’ investigation revealed that the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds, while inside a vehicle, at the listed location.

ATF is offering the reward for the amount of up to $25,000, the MPD $25,000 and FBI $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), or the MPD at 202-727-9099.

Information can also be sent through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at


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