Homicide in Trinidad, Shooting in Petworth Late Wed. Night

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From MPD:

“Wednesday night just before midnight, Fifth District officers were called to the 1000 block of 16th St., NE, for a man unconscious in the alley. When they arrived they found a 36 year old who had was suffering trauma to the body.

The man was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. This case is being investigated as a homicide by the MPD.

If anyone has any information about this matter please call 202-727-9099.”

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“At approximately 0136 hours, MPD received a call for sounds of gunshots in the 4800 block of Georgia Ave., NW. No victim or witnesses could be located. However, shell casings were recovered.

Approximately 1 hour later, a victim was located in a hospital outside of DC. The victim sustained a gunshot that grazed the right leg. The victim was treated by doctors and released. The victim states was approached on the sidewalk from behind and robbed. When the victim fled, the suspect fired rounds at the victim striking the victim in the leg.

There is no usable lookout.”

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  • Because that’s what all normal victims do – flee to a hospital outside of the city without actively contacting the police. Very credible indeed.

  • Our school principal was the victim of a smashed car window at the school yesterday evening. What is it with the violence in this city!

  • Prince Of Petworth

    Unfortunately there was also a shooting in SW – from MPD:

    “On Wednesday April 18, 2012 at approximately 8:40 pm a First District Officer was patrolling in the SW area when he heard the sound of gunshots coming from the 1200 block of First St SW. Other units responded to assist him canvass the area. Subsequently a victim was located in the 1200 block of Half St SW, suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the foot. The crime scene was located at First and N Streets SW and the offense is being investigated by the First District Detectives Unit, 202-299-2025.

    Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous information may also be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging to 50411. Additionally, please call 911 if you observe suspicious persons or activities.”

  • There was also a shooting yesterday afternoon, around 2 pm near me (Gallatin & New Hampshire NW) but haven’t seen any info. Anyone got some?

    • I live near there to and I didnt hear about a shooting. But it wouldnt surprise me. Those apartments on 2nd, Gallatin and New Hampshire need to go or be converted to condos. Also the shopping center with the liquor store brings to many drunks to the area. All you see up and down the block is malt liquor cans and bottles. Really sad!!!

  • I live around the corner from the shooting and would not be surprised if the shooting on Georgia Ave (near Decatur St) had something to do with RAS, that restaurant attracts all sorts of suspicious people and I’ve heard many fights at night and witnessed many males standing outside RAS intimidating people who are walking by…

  • The incident in Trinidad hasn’t been solved, but it’s worth noting that the MPD announced that it was NOT investigating this as a homicide shortly afterwards.

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