Shooting Homicide in Takoma; Shooting in Brookland

via google maps

From MPD:

“On Sunday around 3:25 am, MPD responded to a call for a shooting in the area of 7th and Tuckerman Streets, NW. An adult male victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment but did not survive. A second adult male victim that sustained a gun shot wound was located. This victim’s wounds were non-life threatening. The identity of the decedent will be released once notification to the next of kin is completed.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to call the MPD CIC at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 6400 block of 7th Street, Northwest on Sunday, September 6, 2015, at approximately 3:22 am.

Members of the Fourth District responded for the report of a shooting and upon arrival, they located one adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to an area hospital, where lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead. A second victim, an adult male, suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was driven to an area hospital in a privately owned vehicle.

The decedent has been identified as 55 year-old Uyer Barnard Hooper, of Northwest, DC.

Shortly after the shooting on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at approximately 9:00 am a suspect was developed and 27-year-old Dejuan Etheridge of Northeast, DC was arrested. He was charged with First Degree Murder While Armed.”

via google maps

From Alert DC:

“[Shooting] at [0005] hrs at 12th and Franklin ST NE LOF B/M 5-10 black/grey Jacket and dark pants”

17 Comment

  • Tuckerman = Brightwood, not Takoma.

    • if you’re going to be petty, at least know your neighborhoods. It’s actually Manor Park.

      • Actually no, manor park is 5th st and east. Bright wood is west of 5th. Takoma starts at van buren. I also read that they arrested the shooter which is great news

      • Your right…manor park. If it’s south of aspen, it’s not Takoma.

        • “in the area of 7th and Tuckerman Streets, NW” is either Brightwood or Shepherd Park. Tuckerman is the north-south border between those two neighborhoods and Manor Park does not extend west past 4th St NW to 7th St NW.

          • who cares, someone is dead.

          • Shepherd Park does not extend south past Walter Reed, or east past Georgia Ave. So my original assertions was right, it’s Brightwood. The Manor Park/Brightwood thing though is hard to figure out. But most boundaries do not have anything south of Aspen as Takoma. It’s either Brightwood or Manor Park.

          • I’m glad we could work together and solve this problem.

          • HaileUnlikely

            Most of what is generally regarded as Takoma is technically Brightwood anyway, including but not limited to the Takoma Aquatics Center, Takoma Library, and Takoma Education Campus.

          • Thank you, Mike. Only rational thing someone has said on this thread.

    • HaileUnlikely

      “Wasn’t in My Back Yard!” #WIMBY 🙂

    • Tuckerman is on center of the Takoma aquatic center in the north south direction. I guess by your logic the aquatic center is not in takoma either.

      • Except it’s not, the aquatic center is entirely north of Tuckerman. It’s the Coolidge HS which is on center. Again, neither which are in Takoma. But Tuckerman no matter what is not in Takoma. At best it’s near the boundary, but the reality is it’s not in the neighborhood, as the neighborhood is in the PSA 401. Which this is not part of. Whether this is Manor Park or Brightwood matters not to me, but Tuckerman is not Takoma. It was a misidentification in terms of neighborhoods.

  • The good news with the one on tuckerman, they caught the perp almost immediately.

  • What is up with the gunshots at 5th and Allison NW today? 8 shots? This city is just blowing up with all these guns.

  • The only thing that will make this comment thread more obnoxious than the marginally informed squabbling over the precise boundaries of DC neighborhoods would be the usual comments about “how bad it used to be” back in the ’80s…

Comments are closed.