DSU student, Ibrahim Sesay, was reportedly shot Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in the 1300 block of 9th Street, Northwest Washington, D. C.
According to Police records, the 20-year old victim, who was seeking treatment for a gun shot wound in a local hospital, died after all life-saving efforts failed.
In a condolence release announcing the tragic death of Mr. Sesay, DSU Director of News Services, Carlos Holmes, wrote that “The University community mourns with the family of Ibrahim Sesay, a sophomore mass communications major from Washington, D.C., who was tragically killed in a Jan. 6 shooting incident by an unknown person in his hometown.
The release also captured the reaction of Ted Yucucci, a Mass Communications lecturer, who had Ibrahim in a couple of his classes, and recalled that: “(Ibrahim) was creative and had boundless energy. He was always one of the first people to turn his work in. He really cared about everything. He was someone who accepted constructive criticism well and was always receptive to the suggestions of others. He was just a good person.”
A funeral service was held on Jan. 15 in his hometown.
The D. C. Metropolitan Police Department 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 responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.