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Police seek persons of interest in Capitol Hill slaying (VIDEO)

Wednesday - 1/2/2013, 10:23am  ET

WASHINGTON - D.C. police say they believe robbery was the motive in the slaying of a 28-year-old accountant who had recently moved to the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and have released video showing persons of interest in the case.

Jason Emma was shot to death early Monday in his car. He had parked two blocks from his rowhouse on C Street Northeast after a night out with friends.

Emma grew up in Arlington County and had recently moved to Capitol Hill to live with longtime friends.

Surveillance video from a school nearby shows two people police are trying to identify in relation to the case. Anyone with information can call police at (202) 727-9099 or text to 50411.

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells, who represents Capitol Hill, says he spoke to Emma's father but has been given few details about the slaying. He says residents are concerned about seemingly random violent crimes in the neighborhood, which is generally considered one of the safer parts of the city.


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