Man Shot near Mt. Vernon Square Metro, Arrest Made, 2 Guns Recovered

From MPD:

“At approximately 1:50 a.m., units from the Third District received multiple calls for the sounds of gunshots in the 1200 block of 7th Street, NW. Units immediately responded to the location and observed one male fleeing the location on foot. After a brief foot pursuit the units were able to make an apprehension. The units were also able to recover two handguns. Shortly after the subject was stopped, members of the Third District received a call from Metro Transit Police in reference to a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department on (202) 727-9099.”

Ed. Note: @DCPoliceDept also tweeted “3D Shooting-0213 Hrs-7th & R Street NW” not clear if these incidents are related.

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  • Is it me or are shootings, stabbings and assaults skyrocketing? Yet I don’t hear our current mayor or any mayoral candidate talking about combatting crime. What gives?

  • I don’t know about that, this just happens to be the time of year when you always see an uptick in crime, presumably because of the warmer weather.

  • They’re more noticeable in NW, and Dan does a good job of giving them coverage. But this is a drop in the bucket compared to what’s happening east of the river. But yes, murders are up for the year in the District.

    • Anon MPD: Thanks for the info. I feel like we are always asking why isn’t more being done. Does MPD not have enough resources? Is it a strategic or tactical issue? So many of us lament the fact that crime happens at the same intersection and originates from the same houses, yet nothing is done. As a criminal justice professional, can you shed any light? Maybe if enough people speak up, we can help. Thank You!

      • or just point us to the stats – official stats, on shootings, homicides, etc. w/o editorializing so we can compare it to last year and each of the past 20 years.

        • Stats can be easily manipulated – especially around elections.

        • You can track crime stats by police district on MPD’s website. The previous is right about homicides this year. But again, almost exclusively east of the river. If I’m not mistaken street robberies are also elevated somewhat this year so far.

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