Reporter Shot, Dead : Charnice Milton Killed In Drive-By Shooting, Used As Human Shield

Reporter Shot, Dead : Charnice Milton Killed In Drive-By Shooting, Used As Human Shield

A local reporter was shot and killed Wednesday night in the District.

Capital Community News Correspondent Charnice Milton, 27, was gunned down in a shooting in the area of Good Hope and Naylor Roads in Southeast D.C. at about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Milton’s death was one of four shootings that happened over just a few hours Wednesday night in Southeast D.C.

In Milton’s case, police responded to the 2700 block of Good Hope Road in Southeast after hearing the sound of gunshots in the area. They located Milton suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Emergency crews transported Milton to an area hospital where she later died.

The Benning Heights resident worked for Capital Community News for more than three years.

“Charnice was a talented reporter with an engaging manner that endeared her to her sources. She was a valued member of the CCN news team completing several assignments a month. This organization will miss her contributions as will the communities of Wards 6, 7 and 8,” Capital Community News said in a statement.

Capitol Community News publishes The Hill Rag, East of the River and several other local news blogs.

The Metropolitan Police Department is offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons wanted in the crime.

Anyone with information about the case can call police at 202-727-9099.