Adult Female Shot in Head and Killed at 5th and Nicholson St, NW


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Tweet from MPD:

“4D Shooting //5th & Nicholson Street NW //Adult female shot in the head unconscious not breathing //6559″

Email from MPD:

Around 3:30 am, MPD units received a call for a person down at the corner of 5th and Nicholson Sts NW. Units responded and located an unconscious complainant suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The complainant is deceased. This case is being investigated by the Homicide Branch. This area is temporarily closed to vehicular traffic while the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.

Update from MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide of Siohban Nicole Lee which occurred at 5th Street and Nicholson Street, NW.

On Friday, January 25, 2013, at approximately 3:24 am, units from the Fourth District responded to 5th Street and Nicholson Street, NW, for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located an adult female lying on the ground, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. The victim was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy. She was pronounced dead by a member of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office. The preliminary investigation has determined that the victim and suspect were known to each other.

The decedent is identified as 18-year-old Siohban Nicole Lee of Takoma Park, Maryland.

On Friday, January 25, 2013, members of the of the Homicide Branch arrested 21 year-old Alexander D. Buckley of Northwest, Washington, DC and charged him with First Degree Felony Murder in the shooting death of Siohban Nicole Lee.

16 Comment

  • I’m guessing domestic violence … sad.

    • 18 year old victim was from takoma park, md so prob not domestic violence (though who knows?)

      • why would that make a difference? Am I the only who lives in DC that has friends in MD?

        • The details (3:30 am, 18 year old who lives in Maryland, shot on the street and not in a house) don’t really lead me to conclude it was domestic violence but again, i could be wrong

          • That’s exactly why I would think it is domestic, why else would a young woman from Takoma Park be there at 3:30 on a Thursday? Almost certainly not alone so she was with friends etc or possibly buying drugs.

          • I don’t normally think of being shot in a drug deal gone south as domestic violence? But I guess it’s a matter of what definition you use, and, regardless, I know basically none of the facts anyway. It certainly could have been domestic violence, and probably wasn’t a drug deal.

  • That’s awful. This is a pretty quiet area that is buffered from the kennedy/longfellow action and the action closer to coolidge.

  • squish

    Here’s the message I received from AlertTakoma:

    Contact: Police Officer Araz Alali (202-727-4383)

    January 25, 2013

    Homicide: 5th Street and Nicholson Street, NW

    (Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred at 5th Street and Nicholson Street, NW.

    On Friday, January 25, 2013, at approximately 3:24 am, units from the Fourth District responded to 5th Street and Nicholson Street, NW, for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located an adult female lying on the ground, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. The victim was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy. She was pronounced dead by a member of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.

    The decedent is identified as 18-year-old Siohban Nicole Lee of Takoma Park, Maryland.

    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.

  • This is trivial in comparison to the gravity of this apparent homicide, but it seems like one of the writers for MPD’s alerts has become so accustomed to using the word “complainant” that he/she has forgotten what it means. It’s supposed to be the person who alerted/complained to police… which someone who was unconscious/dead couldn’t have done.

    “Units responded and located an unconscious complainant suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The complainant is deceased.”

    • “This is trivial in comparison to the gravity of this apparent homicide, but it seems like one of the writers for MPD’s alerts has become so accustomed to using the word “complainant” that he/she has forgotten what it means. It’s supposed to be the person who alerted/complained to police… which someone who was unconscious/dead couldn’t have done.”

      You’re wrong. That’s how we refer to victims in any capacity, whether dead or alive. That’s how they’re officially titled in MPD reports and that’s how we are trained to call them. Here’s a informal handy guide:

      Complainant: Any crime victim or the person who is involved in a non-criminal incident. A complainant can be the reporting person in a crime, however they are still referred to as the complainant.

      Reporting Person: Any person who reports a crime or incident but is not a direct victim. An example: You borrowed your friends car and someone broke into it after you parked it and stole their GPS. You are the reporting for the crime and and your friend is the complainant.

      Witness: Person who witnesses an incident or a crime

  • Sucks real bad that so many young people in Washington DC die at the end of a gun barrel.

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