The death of a man who was shot in his home earlier this month has prompted Lexington County detectives to ask the public for assistance in what’s been re-categorized as a homicide investigation.

57-year-old David Washington, known to many as “John Jr.,” was injured when multiple shots were fired into his Sumter Street home in West Columbia on Jan. 8, according to investigators. Washington had been in the hospital until his death on Jan. 27.

“Detectives have been working hard on this case since it happened,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “We canvassed the neighborhood that morning and have been developing and following leads ever since.”

Koon said investigators believe several people have information that could provide a major break in the case and he encouraged them to come forward.

“Crimestoppers is the best way to share information with us,” Koon said. “They never take your name and you could receive up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.”

To submit an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers, call 888-CRIME-SC or text “TIPSC” along with your message to CRIMES (274637).