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Incident Type:
Incident Date/Time 1/10/2020 3:00:00 AM
Expire Date/Time 2/3/2020 3:00:00 AM
Case Number: 2020-000866
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Person/Suspect Info

Case Number: 2020-000866

Incident Type: ARMED HOME INVASION, HOMICIDE Business/Subdivision:

Location: 4525 27th Street West Zone: W20

Victim / Shooter (name withheld)

Victim: Demetrius Antonio Downer (deceased)

Race/Sex: B/M Victim D.O.B: 10/28/1993

At approximately 11:09 am deputies responded to the listed location in reference to an Armed Home Invasion Robbery. The victim says an unknown black male entered his house while he was sleeping and placed a pistol to his head.

According to the victim, the unknown male then fired a round next to his head and began pistol whipping him. The victim began fighting back and the unknown male dropped the pistol. The victim tells deputies he then grabbed the pistol and fired one round at the intruder, who fell to the ground.

The victim then ran next door to tell a neighbor what had happened. When deputies entered the residence they observed a pistol and the back door open, but no one was on the ground as the victim had stated.

Believing that the alleged intruder may have been injured, deputies conducted an area search using K9 and the UAS response team. While piloting the drone, an unresponsive black male was observed on the ground against a condo building, directly east of the victim’s house.

Deputies confirmed that the male, later identified as Demetrius Downer was deceased. It appears he died from a gunshot wound.

The investigation continues. No other details are available at this time.