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Loved ones of slain D.C. reporter Charnice Milton held a wake Thursday. It comes as police look for 14 dirt bike riders who may hold the key to solving her murder. News4's Darcy Spencer has the plea to the public from Milton's father. (Published Friday, Jun 5, 2015)
Surveillance video released by authorities Thursday evening shows 14 people riding seven dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles. The 36 seconds of video are blurry, but the Metropolitan Police Department is asking the public to watch and help identify the subjects.
Milton, 27, was gunned down on the 2700 block of Good Hope Road SE as she waited for a bus the night of May 27. The shooter was riding a dirtbike and was trying to hit someone in another group of riders, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said.
Milton's parents said they were told their daughter was used as a human shield to protect the intended target of the gunfire.
14 Dirtbike Riders Sought After Reporter Killing
D.C. police now have 14 persons of interest in the killing of local news reporter Charnice Milton. They're believed to be teenagers or young adults. NBC4's Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Thursday, Jun 4, 2015)
A wake for Milton will be held Friday night. Her funeral is scheduled for Saturday.
The community has held vigils for Milton, who was praised for living in the community she wrote about, east of the Anacostia River.
At a vigil Wednesday night, Milton's father begged anyone with information about his daughter's death to step forward.
"There are two men who are out there who can do that which is righteous, " Kenneth McClenton said.
Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the department's Text Tip Line at 50411.
The MPD currently offers a reward of up to $25, 000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.