UPDATED: Police Identify Man Killed in Triple Shooting on H Street NE
(Updated at 6:25 p.m.) An armed man who was killed in a triple shooting on the H Street corridor early this morning has been identified.
Jerome Leroy Wright, a 32-year-old resident of Northeast D.C., was fatally shot on the 700 block of H Street NE about 1 a.m., police said. The area is a block from where a shooter fired a gun and another person flashed a firearm in separate incidents last weekend.
Four people were in the area when Wright tried to rob them, according to authorities. In a struggle that followed, Wright and two of the people he attempted to rob were hit by bullets.
Wright was pronounced dead on the scene. The two other shooting victims, who are men, were hospitalized in critical condition.