Four Men Shot, including one who Died, in the 600 block of Edgewood Street, NE at 9pm


From MPD:

“On Friday, July 17, 2015, at approximately 9pm officers from the Fifth District responded to Edgewood apartment complex for several sounds of gun shots. When the officers arrived they observed four adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. A few hours later one of the male victims succumb to his injuries.”

@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“Shooting Investigation at 2100 hrs in the 600 Edgewood Street”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred on Friday, July 17, 2015 at approximately 9:10 pm.

Officers from the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting in the 600 block of Edgewood Street, Northeast. Upon arrival, they located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 18-year-old Bryan Perkins of Northeast, Washington, DC.

Three additional adult males sustained gunshot wounds in this offense and were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

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 responsible 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.”

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  • And yet so many complaints from neighbors about the recently announce development of that entire area. When you’d rather live in a neighborhood where four people get shot in one night than in one with a Chipotle, your priorities are a little jarring if you ask me.

    • +1,000,000

    • SweetEpiphany

      Do you make the same comments when there’s crime in more affluent parts of DC? Would you say the same thing to the people living in NW near where that guy got stabbed last week, or the people living on U Street only a few blocks from where there was a shooting, or how about Columbia Heights where shots were fired at a playground a couple weeks ago. No one wants to live in a neighborhood that has high crime, but when the opportunity comes to consider the type of new development that should come to a neighborhood, I think it’s perfectly fine for current residents to voice their opinions and be critical. To be dismissive of an entire community just because a few people aren’t 100% on board with the new development is pretty offensive.

    • Are they bulldozing that housing complex as well? From the drawings I looked at, it seemed they will just be next to it. Serious question…

      • No. A lot of this is Section 8 and its one of the only public housing developments in the city– it would be a real shame to tear it down and put a bunch of people at risk.

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