Woman Shot Dead, Apartment Set on Fire D.C. Police Say

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, October 31, 2021, in the 2300 block of Green Street, Southeast.

At approximately 4:17 pm, members of DC Fire and EMS responded to a residential building at the listed location for the report of the smell of smoke. Upon arrival, firefighters located a fire within an apartment. Upon extinguishing the fire, firefighters located an adult female victim suffering from apparent thermal injuries. After finding no signs consistent with life, the victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

On Monday, November 1, 2021, as the result of an autopsy, the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be from a gunshot wound. The manner of death was ruled a Homicide.

The decedent has been identified as 32 year-old Cynthia Barringer, of Southeast, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.

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