- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 1, 2007

A shooting during a possible road-rage incident early yesterday in the Third Street Tunnel in Northwest left one man dead, Metropolitan Police say.

A gunman in a gray Cadillac opened fire on the passengers of a 2003 Acura around 3:45 a.m. yesterday, killing 26-year-old Anthony Carr of Stafford, Va., said Metropolitan Police Lt. Robert Glover.

Both cars were heading south into the tunnel, near New York Avenue Northwest, he said.

The Acura may have honked its horn at the Cadillac to avoid an accident, Lt. Glover said. The shooting happened near the entrance to the tunnel, but the driver of the Acura continued into the tunnel. Police said someone inside the Acura called 911 and that emergency dispatchers instructed the driver to stop at a safe location.

Virginia State Police met the car at the Washington Boulevard exit of I-395, where they found Mr. Carr in the back seat with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead soon after.

Lt. Glover did not say how many people were in the Acura or where they were coming from. He said no one else in the car was injured.

There were at least four black males in the Cadillac, which may have been a Deville model, he said. The first character on the car’s Maryland license plates was a “D”, he said.

Police have offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and ask that anyone with information about the crime contact them at 202/727-9099.