Shots Fired around 7th and Emerson St, NW at 8:30pm Sunday Night; Gun Recovered at 9th and Maryland Ave, NE Sunday at 5:45pm

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From MPD:

“8:30 pm: 4900 B/O 7th Street, NW – MPD received multiple calls for sounds of gunshots from 7th & Emerson to 7th & Jefferson Streets, NW.

Officers canvassed the area and located multiple cartridge casings (9mm and .40cal) as well as a stop sign that had been shot.

No victims, witnesses, or other damaged property was located.

MPD took a report for Destruction of DC Govt Property.”


“On today’s date [Sunday] at approximately 5:45 pm, First District officers assigned to High Visibility Patrol duties observed suspicious activities and subsequently conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at 9th and Maryland Avenue NE. At that time, they conducted an on-scene investigation and recovered a .45 caliber handgun. Officers arrested Mr. Dell Adams (57) of Southeast, Washington, D.C. charging him with felony weapon violations. As our work continues, it is disturbing, but yet pleasing to remove another illegal firearm from our city and our communities.

As the MPD remains committed to combat these street crimes, it is incumbent upon us all to remain vigilant of our surroundings and take precautions to protect our persons and secure our valuables from persons seeking to capitalize on our vulnerabilities. Please stay safe and be smart!”

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  • Crime is happening at all hours in Petworth and Columbia Heights. What the hell is MPD and others doing? This goes beyond the normal city level crime… A dude got assaulted at 8pm last week!

    • I’m so infuriated. This is a block from my house and I was unloading groceries from my car at this time. I’m 5 months pregnant. What, exactly, is it going to take for our elected officials to do something about this?

  • Does anyone know more about the incident on Emerson last night? I’m at 5th & Delafield and heard the shots but thought they were at the eastern end of my block, where there was a drug-related incident last weekend.

    • I was taking out the trash when it happened and took immediate cover behind my car. There were 6, maybe 7 nonconsecutive gunshots that came from the other side of my house. MPD responded within 5 minutes and swept the alleys between Illinois and Kansas Ave along Emerson Street. MPD taped off the corner of 7th and Emerson where casings were presumably found, and left the scene around 22:30. A neighbor said an officer told her MPD would attempt to install a camera at the corner in the near future (unconfirmed). I sent a tweet at DCPD and D4 but have not received any follow up.

      I remember hearing the shots at Delafield on 11/12 and wondered if these two incidents are related. It’s extremely troubling, as a camera or two won’t serve as crime deterrents. I legitimately fear for my life in this neighborhood, and I feel it’s only going to become more violent in the weeks and months ahead.

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