“Tonight [Wed.] Officer Copeland was on patrol in the 5000 Block of North Capital Street Northwest when he heard gunshots coming from the area of First Street Northwest. Officer Copeland immediately alerted units in the area and they converge. Officer Copeland and members of the Fourth District Crime Suppression Team began to canvass the area in the rear of the 5000 block of First Street Northwest. The officers heard what the believed to be someone “racking” and loading a semiautomatic handgun. The officers then heard a door slam. This area was in a very secluded area that can only be reached on foot. The members continued to look in the area and found several fresh cartridge casings in the area and were able to determine what apartment the suspect fled into.
The members then obtained an Emergency District of Columbia Search and Seizure Warrant for the apartment. Once the members entered the apartment they were able to seize a .380 semiautomatic handgun and ammunition matching the cartridge casings that were found outside the residence. A suspect has been positively identified and members are currently working on obtaining an arrest warrant for him.
The recovery of this handgun and the identification of the suspect were only through the coordination and determination of Officer Copeland the C.S.T. Team and the United States Attorneys Office.
Great Work Officer Copeland and all members involved.”
The narrative sounds like something out of George Pelecanos novel. Awesome.