I was walking from work Friday evening around 8pm down Irving St. past 11th St and came across a man face down on the sidewalk. He was bleeding from the mouth and ear. There were 2 people around him who witnessed the end of the assault. According to them, 3 black men in their 20s had assaulted the man from behind and took off running toward 14th laughing. The victim was dazed and when he stood up it was apparent that they had done a bit of damage to his face; he had difficulty speaking. He couldn’t recall whether they stole anything from him; he just remembered walking and then suddenly being on the ground in pain. The police responded immediately and took the eyewitnesses with them to drive around the neighborhood. It turns out they stole his wallet and phone. So sad that this happens on a pretty busy intersection.
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A reader reports: “We didn’t see it happen but we heard tire squeals and screams and saw them load the victim’s body in the ambulance. Not 100% on the happenings but from what we were told by police a bicyclist was killed by a hit and run driver last night at the intersection of 8 […]
Photo by PoPville flickr user Zurga DC Have a great weekend!
From MPD: “At approximately 9:20 pm tonight [Friday], Third District Units observed several ATV’s operating recklessly in the area of 14th & U Street NW. At that time, the Scooter Tactical Unit was deployed to the location to monitor and assess the situation. They were advised that the group had moved up at the Crown […]
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