Man shot in head outside Benning Road laundromat

A man was found fatally shot outside a laundromat Tuesday afternoon.

According to a police report, police discovered 35-year-old Willie Starkey suffering from gunshot wounds to the head and neck when they were responding to the sound of gunshots in the area. Starkey’s lifeless body was found at the base of stairs leading to the laundromat at 1653 Benning Rd., NE.

Starkey was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.


Police say they are are looking for a suspect, identified as a black individual between 5’8 and 6’2 tall, weighing between 160 to 200 pounds. At the time of the murder, police say the suspect was wearing a black coat with a black hood and black pants.


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