About those Other Sirens You Heard Last Night

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From MPD around 10pm:

“The Third District is currently working a shooting in the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW. Officers and Detectives are currently on scene. Please avoid this area and expect road closures in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

and

“At approximately 8:05pm tonight, Third District units responded to the 1200 block of T Street NW in reference to an armed robbery. Officers quickly responded to the area and with the assistance of multiple witnesses, they were able to locate 2 suspects who were arrested after further investigation. A weapon was recovered, along with the property of the victims. This was an excellent example of the community and the officers working together to apprehend 2 violent individuals. Thank you and be safe.”

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  • Good job. Now can they convict them? Or will these same individuals be out on the streets doing this again in a few months.

    • Mendo, Cheh, McDuffie, and Bowser think you already know the answer to your questions.

  • I wonder if the Columbia Rd. shooting is retaliation for the stabbing that happened the other day.

  • There was a ton of police activity right out in front of the Howard Theater/Right Proper last night. Lots of angry people, lots of phones out- anyone got an idea of what happened?

  • I Dont Get It

    I saw the aftermath of the 12TH/13tH St saga. Tons of police running around and a helicopter overhead.

    • That was crazy! I saw that all!

    • Mug of Glop

      I walked by up 13th Street just as the first police car showed up. I thought nothing of it until turned around when I stopped at the corner at 13th and T to wait for the light and saw about half a dozen cars there with lights and whatnot, and watched about a half a dozen more MPD cars arrive over the next minute or so. There didn’t seem to be a whole lot of activity or urgency about the whole thing. When I walked by again about two hours later, there were two police cars with lights stopped on T about 200 feet east of 13th, and then three cars and a lot of police tape around a house on 13th midway between S and T. It was certainly a very weird sight.

    • I walked by right at 8:05 or so. It was crazy. MPD cruisers speeding down 13th and blocking traffic, bike cops. One of the victims pointed down the alley (toward 12th, in between S and T) and said “the other guy went that way” and cop cars sped down S, T, and the alley. When I walked by a bit later around 8:45 going back home, the crime scene tape around the house on 13th involved a guy sitting handcuffed on the sidewalk.

      • I Dont Get It

        We must have been there at the same time, I saw a bunch of cops sprint across 13th St and run into the alley between 12th and 13th.

  • Not saying criminals are smart….. But how dumb do you have to be to rob someone in the vicinity of 14th and U at 8PM on a nice night? There’s likely to be tens if not hundreds of potential witnesses at that busy time; and a pretty good chance you’ll get caught.

    • According to “expert testimony” provided when I was on jury duty a couple of years ago, 11th and V St NW-ish the the intersection where the most PCP is dealt in the country….I’m not sure by $$ or volume.

  • As one of those that was robbed last night I would like to thank all the officers, detectives and dispatchers involved. Not only were they very quick to respond, they were highly professional and polite. Plus they caught the guys! Thank you DC Police.

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