Man Found Shot and Killed at scene of a Car Accident in Brightwood Last Night

From MPD:

“Units received a call for a traffic accident at 9th and Madison St NW around 8pm. Several vehicles are involved. A male subject was located inside one of the vehicles suffering from an apparent gun shot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced. Detectives with the Homicide Branch are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 1200 block of Madison Street, Northwest.

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at approximately 7:51 pm, police officers from the Fourth Patrol District responded to a call for the report of a vehicular accident in the 900 block of Madison Street, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound inside the vehicle in the 900 block of Madison Street, Northwest. After a comprehensive investigation, it was established that the offense occurred in the 1200 block of Madison Street, Northwest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed to ascertain cause and manner of death.

The victim has not been identified at the present time.”

23 Comment

  • jim_ed

    Ugh. Between this and the murder at Decatur the other day, its been a rough stretch for upper 9th St. Wasn’t someone else murdered on this block not more than 6 months ago? I walk / drive by here fairly frequently and its always seemed like a quiet, typical Brightwood street. Is there something I’m missing or just bad coincedences?

  • Wasn’t there another incident up there last night too? Near Tuckerman street. I think a stolen car and high speed chase that ended in a crash or something. It was on the local news this morning. Guy jumped out of the car and got away.

    • Yes. It was on the neighborhood listservs last night via Muriel, and we heard a helicopter overhead for about a half hour around 10pm.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      From MPD:

      “Montgomery County Police pursued a vehicle into the Fourth District that was taken a short time earlier in an armed carjacking. The pursuit ended at 5th Street and Tuckerman Street, Northwest. The two subjects escaped the scene on foot. Initially, the offense was reported to Montgomery County authorities. However, further investigation revealed that the offense occurred on the Washington, DC side of 14th Street and Eastern Avenue, Northwest, around 9pm. “

      • i remember when police werent allowed to cross the border
        used to be somewhat common for people to get away by running from the police into md

  • It’s been a rough stretch in many parts of DC. Murder rate so far this year is up over 100% compared to last year through March 4. (12 in 2013 compared to 25 in 2014). I have no idea if this is a fluke or if there’s some bad underlying trend at work.

    • So much for fitting the old pattern of violent crimes increasing when the weather gets warmer.

      • I don’t think anyone ever suggested that violent crime increases *only* when the weather gets warmer. That old pattern will likely hold true but obviously we won’t know until the weather gets warmer.

        • It was a joke!! Obviously a not statistically significant (probably) uptick in homicides over a 1-2 month period says nothing, and certainly nothing about the role of the weather.

    • Regarding the marked increase in murders, I wonder if there’s any correlation to the availability of section 8 housing. Man, what I’d give to get a chance to play with the city’s data to see what I can coax out ….

      • You do realize that DC does make a lot of data available, right?

        Crime incidents are available as compiled reports, plus as a live feed.

      • There was an amazing thing posted here a couple months ago, demographic data on a map that you could zoom and scroll, and compare to the same data from 10 years ago… I’m not describing it well. Does anyone have a link to that? I’d meant to bookmark it…

        • And yes, I believe it did include data for various kinds of crimes, viewable on a map, and yes, of course it correlated with public housing. But the particularly interesting bit was comparing it to the previous data set and seeing how things had changed (mostly for the better).

          • Wait, I’m somewhat confused by your “of course it correlated with public housing”. I was talking about the sheer availability of public housing – unmet need (there’s a huge backlog/waitlist to get into public housing in DC), as opposed to the crime correlating to the prevalence of public housing (which does seem rather obvious).

          • I misunderstood then. Reading too fast again!
            Point stands, though. If you haven’t seen this particular collection/ use of the data, you’d probably get a kick out of it. PoP, can you dig it up? It was from fall, because I remember looking at it with the interns from last term. (I can usually pinpoint any random bit of brain data of the last four years based on which intern was around when it happened. :))

          • This is interesting, but the one I’m thinking of included all kinds of demographic information. And it had this cool slider bar, so that you could flip back and forth between two different data sets from two different time periods.
            Maybe it wasn’t directly from PoP that I found it. Mighta been at the end of a rabbit hole that started here… Sorry I can’t be more precise!

          • The one you are thinking about with the slider bar probably showed racial demographics, not crime per se. There are several versions and one of them is here:

          • Nope, the one I’m thinking of was better than this. You could see the streets and landmarks clearly, and data was represented by variously colored dots (like on the crime map above). But yes, same slider. 🙂

          • LOL, I love how you say “nope”, like it’s my job to do your googling for you. But I’m in a nice guy mood, so here you go –

  • Interesting to see what is causing the uptick. There have been at least three double murders, that is quite rare this early. Drug war? All the murderers in 80s and 90s getting out of jail?

  • How is this acceptable and what is the city doing about it? If a murder or assault happens, the council members sure are quick to send out a “notification.” But where is the follow up? I can read about it on the news. These “notifications” are nothing but political cover to make it look like they are doing something. The Fourth District is a mess.

Comments are closed.