9:45am Shots fired in Eckington, Off Duty Officer Fires Back in Bloomingdale, Arrest made in Ledroit Park

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Around 10:45am @PoPville started getting a number of messages about a large police response in LeDroit Park/Shaw:

“Helicopter circling over 5th/T st area. Tons of sirens. Anyone have info?”

“something is definitely going on. Streets are blocked at 4th & 5th st!!”

“Anymore news on what’s happening in Shaw? Just saw secret service rushing past my house”

“buddy of mine lives right there. Said the cops were chasing someone in a car. Shots were fired. not sure of the exact location of the shots fired. Sounds like there was a foot chase at some point too.”

“streets are blocked at 6th at T and @DCPoliceDept says investigation is at 6th/ T.”

Updates when official word comes from MPD.

Update: “MPD responded to a shots fired call. Chief and PIO briefing the media at 6th & T.”

Full report from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department responded to an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the Unit block of W Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

At approximately 9:46 am, an off-duty MPD officer contacted police saying he had been shot at multiple times at 3rd and U Streets, Northeast. He gave a description of the suspect vehicle, and after a search, officers were able to locate the vehicle operating in the area of the Unit block of W Street, Northwest. As MPD officers approached the vehicle on foot, one of the officers discharged his service weapon. No one was hit, and no injuries were sustained. The suspect fled in the vehicle and was later apprehended in the 1900 block of 5th Street, Northwest. A handgun was recovered from the flight path of the vehicle.

Arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Possession with Intent to Distribute, Fleeing and Eluding and Leaving after Colliding was 29-year-old Edward Darnell Bolling, Jr. of Sacramento, California.

No pedestrians or officers were injured during this incident. This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099.”

6 Comment

  • I believe it is because two suspects were wanted because they shot at MPD officers earlier today and were located at that area. I believe there are no injuries to suspects or officers. But, I am not on-scene to know 100%.

  • Don’t worry. Pat Collins is on the scene.

  • Huge police response at a couple of locations in Bloomingdale/LeDroit that may be related (North Capitol north of RI Ave, and somewhere over off of 4th)

  • our ANC rep in Ledroit, Anita Norman, sent an email with the following info: “If you were home today, you might have heard the police chase, sirens and helicopters. According to Commander Stuart Emerman of 3D (Third District) a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) was issued for a person in a vehicle in the Bloomingdale neighborhood, where another crime had taken place, near the intersection of North Capitol and W streets. The vehicle was spotted by police. Chase ensued. The suspect drove the vehicle into LeDroit Park where he crashed the vehicle, not before hitting several other cars, on 5th street between U and T streets. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody.”

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