18 Year Old Shot and Killed 5:30pm near the Starburst Intersection

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 700 block of 16th Street, Northeast on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

At approximately 5:26 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where all lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 18-year-old Tesean Jermaine Ashe, of Southeast, 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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  • Starburst needs to be redeveloped into a normal intersection and remove the vomit and piss ridden “plaza” that serves only drunks and vagrants looking to hang out and cause trouble. No farmer’s market is going to fix this mess.

  • That block of 16th St has that one apartment complex and several semi-detached houses dating back to about 1906. They were cheaply made–wood, not brick–and suffer from various age-related ills. Five of the houses on that block are empty now, and on Gales street there are about 3 empty ones as well. The neighbors on Gales street keep a close eye on things. What has happened on 16th St though is that several of the old, not-so-well tended houses are now empty. Two of them got ripped down to be replaced with condos and then seem to have run into permitting or financing difficulties. Work has been intermittent on one of these (stalled for some time now) and the other one, across the street, is just a facade (exposing layers of various house-covering substrates) fronting rubble. Through the windows you can see that the demolition has rendered its attached neighbor uninhabitable: the dividing wall has been replaced by a tarp. In the space of about one year, four of the households that served as eyes on the street have moved out because of economic necessity and gentrification. The owners sell to flippers (nobody would buy these in their present condition) and the flippers who did buy them have now left them in this condition.

    • This is helpful (and sobering) background information — thank you.

    • justinbc

      Isn’t there also a mental facility, or something similar, right there on G and 14th? I remember when we were house shopping years ago and seeing a deal that seemed to good to be true near there, then driving by and just kept on driving…

      • No, there isn’t. On Gales Street between 14 is a small, immaculately neat apartment building that is some kind of residential care facility. You never hear anything from them and the few residents I’ve ever seen are old. On the corner of Gales and 16 was administrative offices for a charter school. These have since closed, and it’s now a health care place of some kind.

      • Not sure what you mean by “mental facility,” but there is a halfway home for women on G St between 15th and 15th — and they are wonderful neighbors (quiet, nice, respectful, take great care of their garden, etc.). On the corner of G/Gales and 15th — the former Options Charter School administrative building — is Amazing Love, a healthcare facility that causes no trouble at all to its neighbors. It’s possible we bought the “deal that seemed too good to be true” that you refer to — and we don’t regret it.

  • Basket full of deplorables I tell you. Someone needs to bring these people to heel.

  • “Located an adult male”—was he inside the residence? Or shot randomly on the street?

    • Regardless of whether the victim was indoors or outdoors, it was unlikely to have been a random shooting, unless it was “random” in the sense that the bullet was intended for someone else.

  • This area is plagued with synthetic cannabinoid and heroin users.

  • I live at 16th and C, and love the neighborhood. Neighbors have lived there for ages, everyone is friendly, and more importantly it still feels like DC.

    Things like this are an unfortunate part of living in the city, but it could happen anywhere.