Another Shooting in Mt. Vernon Square, More Trouble on 1300 Block of H St, NE

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Not a lot of info but at 2:21am Sat. night/Sun. morning AlertDC sent word that there was a:

“Shooting 1200 b/o 11th St NW No lookout DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911”

Last weekend there was a shooting nearby at 7th and N St, NW.

Update: MPD reports:

“This morning at 2:25 am, police responded for a shooting at an establishment in the 1200 block of 11th Street, NW. They discovered that an argument between 2 adult males led to one subject to shoot the other in the upper torso. Ambulance transported the victim to the hospital where he later died of his injuries. Police arrested the suspect.”

And more info from an MPD press release:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today a suspect has been arrested in the homicide that occurred in 1200 block of 11th Street, NW.

On Sunday, March 27, 2011, at approximately 2:25 am, members of the Third District responded to the 1200 block of 11th Street, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival on scene, they found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at approximately 5 a.m. The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Jose Hernandez-Romero, of the 1400 block of N Street, NW.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the suspect being restrained by witnesses to the shooting. The suspect identified as 24-year-old Alexis Pineda was arrested and charged with Murder Two While Armed. A firearm was recovered at the scene.

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And if you scroll down AlertDC you’ll see more unfortunate news from the 1300 block of H St, NE on Sat. afternoon at 2:36pm:

“Robbery Gun_1436 hours_1370 H St NE_lookout for a B/M, 5’3″, wearing a Redskins cap armed with a revolver last seen west on H st NE DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911”

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  • Murder and crime rates are up all of the area.
    I predict we’ll have slightly more murders this year than last year for the simple fact we din’t have 2 massive blizzards to disable the city this time around.

    Its gonna be a nice summer.

    • was just about to say it: can’t wait for summer!

    • violent crime is down in my neighborhood, but petty crime – especially car breakins are up significantly.

      I’d call this on the whole improvement.

      I think most neighborhoods in the city have seen similar stats. Dont confuse you being more aware of it as it happening more often.

  • does anyone else feel like H Street is a pod community on the frontier? I guess that’s part of the appeal…

    • “pod community” or “target rich environment”, take your pick.

    • i feel like it’s just an area of the city.

    • No, it just feels like a neighborhood. Feels like home.

      If they haven’t already, MPD needs to increase their presence around 13th and G. This is the third violent incident within 500 feet or so of this corner in 2 weeks– foot traffic in this area has really picked up in the last couple of months, and the community needs to send the message that opportunistic thefts aren’t going to continue.

      • The Adams Morgan BID has security aides that patrol the area (tho I’ve never seen them) and pays for police OT on weekends. Don’t always expect the city to solve your problems for you.

    • I do feel that way too. Definitely urban pioneering….haha, just kidding…kind of.

  • Witnesses placed a citizen’s arrest on the armed gunman? wow.

  • Not sure the reason why every single crime that happens on H Street is worthy of a post here. I don’t see you doing that for all the crime in Petworth.

    • bfinpetworth

      You’re offbase, I think. A few months back it seemed that every crime reported here was in Petworth. It does seem as though these crimes tend to be bunched up in certain neighborhoods for a period and then shift to the next unfortunate locale. Petworth is quiet right now but I susoect that wiil change. Indeed, I came close to calling 911 last night due to an altercation in front of my house among two males and one female. They left in two separate cars before I had a chance to call but it didn’t look good.

    • You crazy. For a while it really was all Petworth and Columbia Heights. Now it’s H St. It’s just where the crime happens. There’s just been a recent uptick in H St crime lately. I don’t think there is an agenda here.

    • Thankfully, there’s nothing big happening around Petworth. My neighborhood has been very quiet.

  • I heard those shots last night. I live at 9th and O and they sounded like they were coming from that awful “Mood” Lounge. Terrible terrible news.

    • +1

      i too live at 9/O and it’s pretty much ruined the neighborhood on weekend nights. wouldn’t be surprised if it was connected to Mood. However, that stretch of 11th has had its own problems…

      • I used to live in a carriage house right across the corner from what is now Mood – sounds like the area was better off when that place was the Salvation Army.

  • the 1200 block of 11th shooting is basically my backyard. when i went out this morning i saw the police tape in a garbage can on my corner, and knew something had happened. i didn’t hear anything last night because we had music up pretty loud. i personally wouldn’t be surprised if it was at El Sauce. i’ve seen guys fighting with chains out front of there before.

  • Could this be Mr. Pineda’s facebook page?

    if so… he seems like a real upstanding gent. Judging from the photo alone. Lock’em up, swallow the key.

  • El Sauce is now closed. We need to make sure that the community gets involved in any hearings to ensure that this neighborhood witch stays dead.

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