“More than 20 shots heard. Area near Eastern and GA”

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Update from MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a fatal police-involved shooting that took place in the area of the 7800 block of Alaska Avenue, Northwest on Monday, October 26, 2015 at approximately 9:08 am.

Members of the Fourth District patrolling the area observed suspicious activity at an establishment within the block. A suspect was observed exiting the store and quickly departing the area. Employees of the establishment provided information that a robbery was in progress at the store. A second suspect, an adult female, fled from the front door of the establishment on foot. While being pursued, the second suspect produced a firearm and shot at the members and continued to flee. The second suspect again engaged the members with gunfire. Members fired upon the second suspect during this assault, striking the suspect and ending the confrontation. Medical attention was summoned to the scene. DCFEMS units arrived on the scene and found the suspect displayed no signs consistent with life. The suspect remained on scene and was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 21-year-old Marquesha McMillan of Northeast, DC.

On Monday, October 26, 2015 the first suspect 21-year-old Ned McAllister of Northeast, DC was located and arrested a few blocks from the offense location. He was charged with Attempt Robbery While Armed.”

A reader reports:

“More than 20 shots heard. Area near Eastern and GA roped off, ambulance on scene.”

From AlertDC:

“MPD reports that the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Eastern Avenue NW is closed due to Police Activity. Please use an alternate route”

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  • HaileUnlikely

    Holy f*. There was also construction nearby. I was really hoping I was hearing a nail gun and that the probably 10+ police cars I heard racing around were merely a coincidence and that they were going somewhere else, but I guess no such luck.

  • News is saying one suspect arrested, cops looking for a second.

  • I work in the 7400 block of Georgia and it is a madhouse up here. Police cars racing up the street, helicopters, etc.

  • I was sitting in my car at the intersection of Georgia and Kalmia when this went down, and I heard the shots fired just yards away from me. At least 8 police cars and a dozen cops, some with guns actively drawn. They were gathered on the south side of a building in my line of sight, but they were aiming into a lot behind the building out of my sight. Wasn’t clear who was firing the shots, but they were fired in very quick succession.
    One of the most terrifying things I’ve ever seen in real life…I’m still shaking an hour later. I can’t believe they allowed traffic to be so close to shots being fired.

    • I don’t this this is a fair statement: “I can’t believe they allowed traffic to be so close to shots being fired.”

      You were sitting in traffic when it went down. How could they have stopped you from being there before it happened? Additionally, I’d want the cops to focus on securing the immediate location, making sure all guns are accounted for, etc. Not directing traffic.

      • When the shots were fired, the robbery had clearly taken place in the past. The police had been gathered in the area waiting. When I arrived, the cars were already there and police were assembled. It’s a long light; I was sitting there for a least another minute before shots were fired. I was just surprised that they hadn’t blocked the street I was on when they arrived on the scene.
        I’m not trying to be unfair; apologies if I mis-phrased. I’m glad they dealt with the situation. I guess I should have simply stated it’s unfortunate that I was in the wrong place at the wrong time? Still, I’d have been grateful if someone had pulled a police car into the intersection so I wouldn’t have been there. Turns out it’s a bit traumatic to find yourself yards away from heavy gunfire.

    • I was also sitting at the same intersection and saw one of the suspects (I imagine the one who was killed) draw his gun. That was a surprise! It looked like he took it out of his hoodie, and was withdrawing it for the first time. Pointed it directly at the cop car while the cop was still inside. I’d have called 911, but there were already several more cars approaching. This was at about 9:10 or 9:15am. I wonder how soon after this the shots were fired, because I drove the hell out of there as soon as traffic was clear and didn’t hear any of them.

  • The Post is reporting that this stemmed from a botched liquor store robbery and that one of the suspects was fatally shot.

  • One reported (fatally) shot, and the mayor’s supposed to be having a press conference there at 11:30. (I’m assuming this is a preempt.)

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