MPD Releases Video of Thursday’s 12:30pm Shooting by the Petworth Metro

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (Gun) incident which occurred on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at approximately 12:29 PM in the 3700 block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW. The subject was captured by a nearby surveillance camera.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. Ref. CCN 14-194-426.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411”

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  • I am trying to understand what happened in the video, at it seems to be cut and replayed at a zoomed in angle. Does the shooter pull the gun and it jams (or the safety was on) the first time and the victim didn’t noticed, but it was only at the second attempt did the shooter successfully fire the gun?

  • Wow, the guy didn’t even seem to look around to see if cops were nearby. Realized I got entered through this entrance about 30 minutes before this, and definitely recall a group of dudes huddled around, as there seems to be regularly. in the mornings there is often a cop stationed right there.

  • If I had a quarter for every pixel in this video I’d have a dime.

    • +1 – maybe in the future there will be good cameras. . . .

    • +1 – how do police intend to solve crimes with bad technology? Perhaps they made it blurry for public viewing because the suspect is young, but that doesn’t make sense if they want the public’s help.

    • I’m wondering if they took the footage from a camera at the streetlight on the northeast corner of New Hampshire and Georgia — the kind that I think is used more for generally seeing what’s going on in an area than for using after the fact for identification. That might explain the poor resolution — this location is probably 75-100 feet from where that streetlight is.

  • They better catch this guy. They have a video for crying out loud. I want to see an arrest!

  • I mentioned this exact area in another comments section earlier this week. Whether morning or evening there are always people loitering around that stoop. In the evenings this area is incredibly dark compared to the rest of the vicinity. I imagine that additional street lighting might help prevent shading dealings. In my previous comment I mentioned that I tell myself that it’s a bunch of harmless drunks hanging out here and not to worry walking by them. Apparently not. This is scary and as a resident I’m not sure what we can do about it. There need to be more cops – uniformed and plain clothed – monitoring this area. I know the police have a tough job but when I do witness cops in this area they’re typically sitting in cars staring down at their phones. Cops need to be walking the streets — getting to know people and integrating themselves into the community. Also, I’m curious what Bowser is doing in response to this? And I’m not talking what is she saying but what is she DOING?

    • There need to be more people complaining to the cops and city council about the loitering.

    • Just because there are always locals hanging at that house, this guy likely isn’t part of that group. He came in to shoot at the dudes who hang over near the crew office on Georgia ave. I’d say the house and the Georgia Ave metro dudes are of different camps. This perp came down the hill? Or from out of town. Or by car parked nearby. The photo I want to see is who he was shooting at, that dude is a local of concern too I bet.

    • I’m totally with you on that stoop for a number of reasons: The men who are loitering there aren’t simply minding their business — they’re making sexual remarks to women who walk by and umm, SELLING DRUGS. I mean, hello? Am I ever going to be able to walk past that stoop without a bunch of bums with a pitbull grilling me? People are always stopping by briefly and leaving after they’ve made a purchase. It’s almost insulting how obviously illegal it is and how the cops never really seem to address it. The only times I ever see them tone it down is when a police car parks right in front of it, but even still, they are never deterred to continue their habits.

      I get that it’s someone’s property and that it’s their right to lounge around all day contributing nothing to society, but it’s such an eye sore to look at RIGHT when you get off the Metro and they’re often standing directly in the middle of the sidewalk, so you’re constantly having to dodge them. It’s the absolute worst welcome sign to Petworth you see when you get off the Metro, and it’s a huge blemish on the community. I’m not really sure what can be done, but the men who hang around on that stoop are an issue.

      Granted, they probably had nothing to do with the shooting, but that residence is up to no good and I think it’s time someone did something about it.

  • Jeeze PoP, now my mom will never visit DC again!!! 😉 Way way too graphic and close to home. But I guess it proves something, DC has a gun thug problem they can’t seem to kick.

  • Even though the video sucks, I think that is a woman. The way they fumbled with the gun, the stance, the naivete of it all. Subject looks scared so it is possibly retaliation, no robbery just let me get this gun out of my pocket and shoot. Seems personal not at all random. Just my opinion.

    • ” The way they fumbled with the gun, the stance, the naivete of it all.”

      You know, guys can suck at shooting too. A huge number of shootings are done by teenagers who have probably never fired a gun before the crime. Being male does not make one good at handling a weapon.

      Subject looks scared because he was probably scared out of his mind. Because he was about to freaking shoot someone in broad daylight, and it was perhaps the first time he’s pulled a trigger. And he’s a kid. And the victim might have armed friends nearby. How could you not be scared?

      • Emmaleigh504

        srsly. why would fumbling the gun and looking scared be feminine traits instead of just someone, man or woman, who is scared/hopped up on adrenaline/inexperienced in murder.

    • Looks like a woman to me too. BUT NOT FOR THOSE REASONS, jesus.

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