Shooting Homicide on Georgia Ave in Park View

From a reader:

Approximately close to 3 AM Sunday, I heard multiple gun shots when I was in my room and about ready to go to bed. I lost count but there was definitely a series of gun shots and my guess would be around 6 shots or more. It sounded to good to be true for something else but gun shots with regular interval in between shots. I went outside and saw police immediately came by the bunch and block Georgia Avenue between Park Rd NW and Newton PL NW. The crime victim was seen on the ground few feet away from the Laundromat on Georgia Avenue and Park Road.

From MPD:

Units received a call for sounds of gunshots shortly after 3 am and during the canvass located an unconscious adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound at Ga Ave and Park Road, NW. The male is deceased. The 3400-3500 blks of Ga Ave are temporarily closed while the investigation continues. This case is being investigated by the Homicide Branch. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.

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  • Just awful. Can we go one weekend without a murder? Wondering — What caliber bullet was it this time?

    • thebear

      Sadly, we will continue to have the seemingly daily violent crime and murders until the communities the perps are from stop allowing such behavior to be glorified and condoned…and put an end to the bullshit that only violently resolving conflicts is what makes you strong. There are at least some people in those communities who know exactly who is pulling the triggers, yet won’t come forward and tell the police. Make it a crime for anyone to know and withhold such information from the police…perhaps expand the “accomplice after the fact” statues to include it.

      • Speaking of communities, I just minutes ago saw a candlelight vigil at the Park Morton Residences. So sad to see young people involved in the vigil (assuming it might be related), I wonder what impact such violence has on their outlook? Is there a crew name associated with Park Morton or Park and Georgia?

  • Yikes! This is a block away from our house, and I think this is the first time something like this has happened so close to where we live.

    My prayers and thoughts to the victims family, and to the police, who I sincerely hope will catch this vile person.

  • This is terrible news to read, however, I monitor 4D’s listserv several times a day looking for these type of incidents in my 16th Street Heights neighborhood and in Ward 4. On a positive note, at least we haven’t had as many shootings like Chicago this summer.

  • Wonder if it has anything to do with the blatant dealing on the corner of Park and Georgia. Pretend to use the payphone at the corner store, get escorted east down Park, pay the man, and your golden.

    • Has the dealing been reported to the police much? I’ve lived near the corner of Park and Georgia for almost a year but haven’t really paid much attention to the world east of Georgia. It seems the least that can be done if there is really an open market.

  • gotryit

    Maybe if MPD put an outpost there that could help. Like a substation or something.

    Oh, right.

    • the substation is half a block away from where it happened

      • I usually walk down Park Rd. because I think its a safer way because the Police Percient is there. I’m very suprised to see a shooting so close to that location.

        • Me too; it’s the road I use when going grocery shopping. Prayers for the victim of the shooting, their family, all those impacted, and for peace in general.

        • They don’t care nothing bout no substation or precinct. You have got to be kidding me. That has never stopped people from shooting in DC. DC cats are the most reckless.

  • Man am I glad I didn’t rent an apartment in that tall building there, I moved on Friday and would have been a witness!

  • This is sad.even more shocking is that the police station is a rock toss away.

  • PSA: Two things that don’t go together – ‘I heard multiple gunshots…I went outside…’

  • Does anyone have any more information about this?

  • Prince Of Petworth

    Update from MPD:

    Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 3500 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.

    On Sunday, August 5, 2012, at approximately 3:00 am a unit from the Fourth District responded for the sounds of gunshots in the area of Georgia Avenue and Park Road, NW. Upon arrival, an adult male was located in the 3500 block of Georgia Avenue, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The victim was pronounced dead by a member of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

    The decedent has been identified as 40-year-old Simon Anderson.

    The 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 wanted 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.

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