D.C. man dead after shooting family member in attempted murder-suicide

A man shot and injured his stepfather and fatally shot himself Tuesday morning at the home they shared in the Northwest D.C. Petworth neighborhood.

The shooting happened around 6 a.m. in the 500 block of Quincy Street Northwest. Police said Bryan Wayne Russell, 55, shot his 79-year-old stepfather in the face inside the home and then went outside and fatally shot himself.

Mr. Russell was pronounced dead at the scene. His stepfather was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries but has since been upgraded to stable condition, Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Office Araz Alali said.

Police had initially said the two men were grandfather and grandson and provided different ages for the men.

No further information was available Tuesday about the circumstances of the shooting or whether police had previously been called to the home for any disturbances.

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