MPD Seeks Public’s Assistance in Identifying Six Persons of Interest in Saturday Afternoon’s Murder of Matt Shlonsky

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide. Investigators seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating six persons and two vehicles of interest in a series of violent incidents, including a homicide which occurred on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at approximately 4:45 pm in the 1800 block of 7th Street, Northwest.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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  • It’s great that people have cameras that caught this, but dang the video quality is so low on some of these.

  • Thank God for the footage from what I’m guessing is a home. Those are some of the most clear images I’ve seen. The actual security cameras seem useless.

  • I’m thinking #’s 4 and 6 ought to be identified pretty easily.
    I’m also thinking that maybe one thing all of us who are homeowners can do is buy small camera units we can point at and around our property. You never know what the footage will turn up.
    I don’t like the idea of living in a surveillance state but maybe that’s what it will take to deter some of these criminal actors.

    • Yes. I use a Logitech security camera (now discontinued) that’s attached to a suction cup on my front window facing my porch. I can see the entire front porch, sidewalk, and part of the street. Other manufacturers have similar mounting options — for example, I know there is a suction cup window mount available for the Nest Cam.

      • What is the most affordable, best set up for a security camera. I’m really not interested in paying a monthly, yearly fee for the service.

  • Wasn’t the Chrysler already recovered? It was supposedly stolen.

  • phl2dc

    This is so creepy. I can’t imagine reviewing footage caught by a surveillance camera around my house and seeing very clearly a bunch of random people casing the joint.

  • So I’m guessing person #1, on the grainy footage from inside the store, was probably the intended target?

  • Curious what the connection is between a mid-day burglary on Wednesday and the Saturday shooting. Especially since the suspects casing the home don’t appear to be in the shooting footage.

    • According to the DC Sentencing Guidelines, which are voluntary, Murder II while armed gets a maximum of Life or 40 years and a minimum of 5 years. Not sure what the aggravating or mitigating factors were but the defendant who pled to that charge is getting at least twice the minimum, or 1/4 to 1/2 of the maximum.
      The maximum for voluntary manslaughter is 30 years so the other guy gets 1/3 to 1/2 of the maximum.

      I hesitate to say that a plea deal is bad without knowing the specifics. How much evidence did the prosecutor have and how good was it? What were the holes in the case? What would a jury say?

      Guidelines can be found here for anyone who is interested:

  • Do we know where this burglary occurred? very scary

  • The one group is ducking into Lincoln-Westmoreland- MPD is probably going door to door. The footage of the kid running down the sidewalk appears to be from inside Elbo Market.

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