The details behind the holiday shooting
death of a gay man in the District of Columbia remain a mystery, gay
Anthony J. Perkins was found shot to
death by police responding to “reports of the sound of gunfire”
on Sunday, at approximately 5:15AM in the vicinity of 4th
Street SE and Oakwood. The twenty-nine-year-old victim was found
“seated inside of a car that had steam billowing from its engine
compartment.” Medical personnel pronounced Perkins dead on the
Investigators have confirmed that
Perkins was gay but refuse to comment on the circumstances behind the
“We have no idea what the motive is,”
Lt. Paul Wingate told the paper.
But Wingate did confirm that he murder
was not random: “He was an intended target. It was not a random
Anyone with information about this case
is asked to call police at 202-727-9099.