Update: Homicide Investigation – Man Shot Early Mon. Morning on the 1200 Block of C Street, NE


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From @dcalerts:

“Shooting adult male victim, 0215hrs, 1200 C Street NE. LOF (2) B/M’s 5’10-6′, heavy build, one wearing a white tee shirt dark sleaves armed”

From MPD:

Early this morning, at approximately 2:15 AM, First District officers responded to a radio run for the Sound of Gunshots in the area of 13th and C Streets NE. Moments later the officers found a male victim inside of a parked vehicle in the 1200 block of C St NE, the apparent victim of a shooting. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to treat the victim and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. The victim was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the name of the victim is pending a positive identification. The offense is being investigated by detectives from the Homicide Branch.

The First District has deployed additional personnel, uniform and plainclothes, to patrol this area and to assist the Homicide Branch.

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. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Update from the Washington Post:

Jason Anthony Emma moved to Capitol Hill from Arlington County on Dec. 1, piling into a rowhouse filled with his lifelong friends and excited about living in the city and walking to restaurants, bars and concerts.

But after returning to his new home on C Street in Northeast Washington about 2:15 a.m. Monday, police said the 28-year-old was shot several times, killed as he sat in the driver’s seat of his black Audi just moments after parking.

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  • it has been very violent in this area recnetly

    holidays maybe?

  • This is one of those things that makes me just want to toss up my hands and say fuck it, I’m done with DC. What’s the use in paying absurd rent to live in a neighborhood where people like this guy probably just paid $500k for a house and called it a deal, when shit like this still happens?

  • i am so angry right now. i feel like alex does. i feel helpless and angry and sad…

    i don’t even know what i feel.

  • Blame Mendelson! He blocked the Mayor’s plan to add 100 foot and bike cops because he wants another “study”! We don’t need another study to tell us that people are being robbed and murdered!

    • our problem is not the number of police officers. we already have more police officers per capita than almost every other city in the country.

  • That’s pretty brazen and outrageous. And at Christmas, to boot.

    I hope the thugs were the same ones in the “silver or gold sedan” busted this morning after terrorizing people all over the city. Not that that would help this poor guy, or make anyone feel any safer.

    There’s really no excuse for this crap. Not poverty, not stupid parents, not congenital ignorance.

    • So then…what must we do?

      • I have no idea, other than be utterly merciless to the predators.

      • if we must live in this area live in arlington, alexandria or bethesda. at least when paying 500k+ for a home, you’ll be safe. only other suggestion is if we must live in dc then we should install cameras at the front and back of our homes and have 1 camera pointed out towards the street/sidewalk. i suggest this since the city claims they don’t have the money for cctv yet they do have the funds for speed and traffic light cameras. dc is a joke on many levels. one hilarity perpetuated by dc police is that the city has become safer over the past 10 years. not true in my experience. i lived here in the 90’s and never experienced crime. moved back to dc in 2003 and my husband and i were both mugged in u st/ columbia heights area on two different occasions. our apartment near meridian hill park was broken into at least twice. our neighbor’s child was shot and killed by some guy just wandering around the city one april evening randomly shooting at people (to my knowledge the perp was never caught). swe have several friends who were robbed at gun point in the adams morgan/ u st area, around 17th & u st nw. my wife’s colleague was pistol whipped and the thugs stole her new i-phone, purse, wallet with all her id and cc’s and even her bag of groceries. we now live uptown but my wife does not want to remain in dc, she hates it. one reason is crime. sadly i think incidents of violent crime will only get worse. my thoughts and prayers for jason and his family. what a tragedy. it’s so incredibly sad.

  • i agree. i am becoming more and more convinced i made a mistake moving to back into the city last year from the relative safety of the burbs. i am fearful less for myself than for my husband and my children. Seeing this young man and imagining the anguish his parents are experiencing is enough to make me want to admit it was a foolish mistake and sell out back to a place where gun violence and the ahole banger thugs who cause it are not a threat.

    • Really? This has you more convinced you are less safe than you were in the “Relatively safe” suburbs? So than what does: Newtown, CT, Oak Creek, Wi, Aurora, Co, Tucson, Az, Huntsville, Al, Fort Hood, Tx, Binghamton, NY, Northern Illinois University, Omaha, NE, Blacksburgh, Va, a Ft. Worth, Tx prayer service, and Littleton, Co: tell you about your perceptions of safe environments? After Newtown, do you really think you are doing better for your kids by segregating yourself into a more homogeneous community?

      True, what happened on C st was indeed a tragedy for us all. But perhaps we all should be thinking about we can collectively do– as responsible citizens living in a democracy where we have the rights to participate in our own governance and the power to change things–to make things better; regardless of where we happen to call home.

      And before you and/or others fire off an immediate rebuttal, I hope we can all reflect on the realities violence in our communities (regardless of where we happen to live) and what we can all do to change things.

      • One way to change it might be execution, sure and swift, once duly convicted. Another would be life sentences without parole for any sort of predatory violent crime. It would act as a deterrent for some once word got out, and for the others, well, they would be out of the game to everyone else’s benefit. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. And I for one wouldn’t shed a tear: I would celebrate as the city became safer decent people, white, black, or purple.

        • Right, the thugs in DC seem to know they can get away with a slap on the wrist, plead to second degree and out before 35. DC’s hug a thug policies sure seem to promote the continued insane levels of violence we endure year after year. Every 3rd day, another murder. Every Friday night carjackings and armed robberies all over the city. It just sucks.

          • the prosecutors and judges i’ve worked with were not jokes. i’m sorry you think that.
            i’ve been a part of three trials involving shootings. in all 3 the shooters got at least 30 year sentences.
            i don’t think thats a slap on the wrist. especially considering that in 2 of the crimes, even the victims wouldn’t testify against their assailants.

      • Please elaborate on what you mean by the action we can take by us being “responsible citizens living in a democracy where we have the rights to participate in our own governance and the power to change things…” Are you referring to putting different people in office, demanding more police or harsher penalties, hoping people will suddenly stop associating “snitches” with “stitches”, etc.? I’m not being sarcastic, I’m truly interested in what immediate action you think can be taken to curb the recent violence.

      • it’s not true that more violent crimes happen in the washington suburbs so your point is mute. what i’ve found is that there’s a particular strain of dc resident who absolutely despises the suburbs and whenever someone tries to point out the advantages of living in the suburbs as opposed to in the district they completely freak out. facts are facts. the suburbs are safer and have more to offer, like excellent public schools, better government etc….my wife has hated living here for a long time but i only realized recently what a mistake it was to return. my prayers for jason, his friends and family. for mr maslin and his friends and family. for hae soon lim and her friends and family. and all the other 2012 victims of violent crime.

      • statehood. statehood.statehood. as long as dc remains as is, its “democratic” government in which we lucky residents can all take part, will remain a pathetic “capital”. it would be pathetic in any developing nation let alone the capital of the u.s.

        • Yes…exactly. @Tom: this is probably the strongest example. Read up on what it means that DC has to operate like a state, but is hobbled in doing so by the fact that congress will not let it.

  • We may have lots of cops, but they are not on the street. These guys are pretty sure they will not get caught, and they probably wont.

    Recent day time events in this neighborhood, where there was not a cop in sight:

    Attempted robbery in front of 50 people at 9th & H Street NE

    Robbery at 14th & Maryland Av at 1 PM on Christmas day

  • shot 13 times?? wtf?

    cameras. everywhere, like London. would be a start . . .

    • agree. cameras. dc better get it together. i’m installing our own cameras around our home within the next few weeks. but the city has to follow london’s example. sh*t my wife pointed out that as soon as you leave dc entering maryland, chevy chase (!!!) has cameras on every block (or just about). washington is just a pathetic place run by pathetic politicians.

    • And also people having almost no guns, like in London, would be a start.

  • Prince Of Petworth

    VIDEO: Persons of interest in homicide, 1200 b/o C St, NE, on 12/24/12. Have info? Call (202) 727-9099. [http://youtu.be/9hbism_wK1k ]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hbism_wK1k&feature=youtu.be

    • does london have access to better cctv than the u.s. ? every time i see a u.s. bank video or city cctv footage it’s always very poor quality. i guess this is better than nothing but it’s very grainy.

      • London has CCTV cameras all over the place.

        As to quality… not sure. I’ve seen some images taken from CCTV in the U.S. that were very clear, but others that were really low-quality.

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