Shooting Homicide in SW Waterfront Saturday Night

via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at approximately 9:50 pm.

First District members were on patrol in the area when they heard a gunshot. While investigating, they located an adult male unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in the 1300 block of First Street, Southwest. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 20-year-old Kwaza K. Blue of Southwest, DC.

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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  • There was one other homicide on that block this year, and one a block south.

    According to the crime map, EIGHT people have died within a 1000-foot radius of this block since the beginning of 2013.

    • Also conveniently located within a 1000-foot radius of this block: MPD’s homicide unit.

      Seriously though, the public housing in this area is a hotbed of criminal activity (this homicide occurred in an alley in the James Creek housing complex). I’m wondering how much longer the Buzzard Point “stakeholders” (i.e., the private developers/investors and DC gov, who are committing hundreds of millions of dollars to revitalize the area) will put up with the nonsense at James Creek, as well as Syphax Gardens, before they bring the hammer down.

      • Also, a SW Home Owner: I agree. It is sad.

      • Ashy Oldlady

        I used to pass through this neighborhood on the way to/from Nats games and it was always crawling with police. I guess it didn’t help much. And I’ve always thought it was odd how pretty much all the development/revitalization related to Nationals Park ends at South Capitol.

        • ” I’ve always thought it was odd how pretty much all the development/revitalization related to Nationals Park ends at South Capitol.”

          Great question, I’ve always wondered that myself.

          Nothing will change in James Creek (and in SW in general) until at least half of the housing projects in the neighborhood are torn down.

          • Actually I did hear that the plan is to take down the projects here once the new DC United Stadium goes up I’m sure there will be more talk.

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