This evening [Tuesday] at approximately 10:00 pm, we had a shooting in the 1300 block of 6th Street, NW.
Over the past 2 weeks there have been shootings in the area even with my uniformed police officers nearby. I have increased my uniformed and plain clothes officers due to recent violence. However, these criminals have no regard for public safety or law enforcement. We are asking for the public’s assistance.
In every shooting a dark colored vehicle has been observed by witnesses and officers fleeing the area.
Please report any suspicious activity, vehicles, and subjects to the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.
@Presence_Is_Now tweeted it was a “drive by shooting at 6th & N NW”
At approximately 8:30 PM, a shooting occurred on the basketball court located near 9th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. Several shots were fired by an unidentified suspect, and one adult male victim was struck in the hand. The victim is being treated at a local area hospital. Two suspects believed to be involved with this shooting were observed by witnesses fleeing eastbound on R Street, N.W. At this time, the investigation is in progress.
MPD reports that they are investigating a double shooting involving two family members (approx 6 AM). Early reports indicate that one shot the other and then himself. Awaiting confirmation of the condition of each. At this time, I have no further information. I will update you soonest.
Update from MPD at 8:40am:
Around 6am, units received a call for a shooting in the 500 blk of Quincy St NW. Two adult victims were located suffering from apparent gunshot wounds at a residence. One male was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The second male is deceased.
Detectives from the Homicide Branch are on the scene investigating. The 500 blk of Quincy is temporarily closed to vehicular traffic.
At approximately 2339 hours, on June 15, 2013, in the 1400 R Street, NW, the complainant reported while standing with several other individuals, that an unknown black male ran towards him firing a gun.
The complainant was not injured. The suspect then fled on foot north on Johnson Street, NW. Lookout is for a B/M, 24-30 years, 5’9”-5’10”, 170-180 lbs., with a beard, short hair and dark complexion wearing a black shirt and blue jeans armed with a handgun.
This case in currently under investigation and anyone with additional information please call the Command Information Center on 202-727-9099.
At approximately 2015 hours, Third District units responded to the 1700 block of Euclid Street, NW, for the sound of gunshots. Third District Officers are on the scene and currently investigating this matter. No victims have been located at this time.
Complainants were not injured. We are still securing the scene and collecting evidence.
Lookout for the suspect in reference to this shooting is a juvenile hispanic male, 5’9, and medium build.
Any additional information please call 911 or the Command Information Center 202-727-9099.
Update from CM Jim Graham:
Early last evening, about 7 PM, a chance encounter between three Latino males resulted in shots being fired at 17th and Euclid. No one was injured. The shooter appears to be a member of the 17 crew. The good news is that there are video records (from the MPD camera on that corner, and another camera) of the crime. There are also cooperating witnesses. Hopefully that will result in the arrest of the shooter.
We have made solid progress fighting crime in this block, and we will not be deterred in those successful efforts by this setback . Chief Lanier has once again committed major police resources to this area.
On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at approximately 10:00 am, a subject entered a residence, produced a Taser, and attempted to sexually assault an adult female before fleeing. It has been learned that the suspect knew the victim.
On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 58-year-old Paul Mannina of Ashton, Maryland, was charged with Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed and Burglary I while Armed.
At approximately 2:00 pm this afternoon [Ed. Note: notice sent yesterday], officers responded to a report of gunshots in the area of the 1900 block of 7th St, NW. Witnesses report that a suspect was involved in a verbal dispute with the occupants of a vehicle, when the suspect shot at the vehicle. The vehicle drove away from the scene and the suspect fled southbound from the location on foot. The responding officers canvassed the area for the suspect, but they were unable to locate him. A weapon was recovered in the vicinity.
The suspect was described as a black male with a medium complexion, thin build, approximately 30 years old, with dreadlocks, wearing a white shirt and black jeans. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact MPD at 202 727-9099.
Fifth Police District Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are aggressively investigating the aggravated assault of an adult male that occurred along the Bike Trail, 300 R St NE within Patrol Service Area 502.
On June 11, 2013 at approximately 5:35 PM, Fifth District Patrol Officers responded to the Metropolitan Branch Trail just east of the 300 block of R Street NE for the report of an aggravated assault. On the scene, they met with the complainant, who advised that he was biking along the path when he was struck multiple times by a male suspect, who then fled southbound on the trail with a large group of juvenile subjects. Nothing was requested or taken from our complainant and we do not believe that Robbery was a motive.
Fifth Police District Detectives are relentlessly following up on all leads and evidence in this unprovoked attack and ask that anyone who believes they know the identity of the male suspect involved or members of the group of young people he was with to contact the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099 immediately.
Based upon this offense, we have received a number of questions concerning the MBT. Allow us to address your concerns here.
1) MPD has continuously patrolled the MBT on foot, mountain bike and on Segway’s.
2) The majority of folks who utilize the MBT have felt comfortable on the Trail and in/around the neighborhoods leading to the Trail and we encourage users to continue to use it. It is safe.
3) This was an unprovoked assault by a lone individual and not a pattern connected to other criminal offenses that were reported to MPD
4) We are committed to exploring every investigative lead in bring this offender(s) to justice
Last evening we had an adult male that was shot and later succumb to his injuries at a local area hospital. This criminal offense is being investigated as a Homicide and we are re-canvassing the area for additional evidence and witnesses at this time.
Update from MPD:
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 400 block of 18th Street, Northeast.
On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at approximately 9:42 pm, officers from the Fifth District responded to the 400 block of 18th Street, NE for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, a crime scene was located and further investigation revealed that the victim was transported by citizens to an area hospital. The victim, an adult male was admitted in critical condition suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 45 year-old Lawrence David Phillips of Southeast, Washington, 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 wanted 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.
Lots of cops swarming the area from the NoMa metro to the dc schools building at 3rd and R St NE. Apparently three people jumped a cyclist and beat him. When I walked by I could see a fair amount of blood and the victim had obvious head wounds. They just took the victim to the hospital by ambulance.
“Had a middle aged guy get beaten up in the street by 5 young guys around 10:30 tonight on Shepherd between 13th and 14th. MPD was on the scene in minutes after neighbors called 911. I only saw the end of it, but it was pretty coordinated. All dressed in black, two or three guys attacking the victim while the rest kept watch.”
“2D ROBBERY/2300 CALVERT ST NW/LOF 10-12 B/M’S WHITE SHIRTS AND BLACK HOODIES/”
A witness reports on the Cleveland Park listserv:
Last night coming back from U Street my cab passed a robbery on Calvert St on the bridge. My cab stopped as did the one behind us. The perpetrators, a group of dark-skinned, black-dressed young males, ran off and dispersed when two guys ran after them calling 911.
I stayed with the victim who suffered blows to the head and body and was bleeding from his eyebrow.
They took nothing but a dated smartphone. That’s what our lives have become worth I fear…
Police says such robberies are frequent on the bridge, particularly on the weekend.
Actually locking your doors and windows is a good idea wherever you live. From MPD:
A pattern of burglaries that have occurred over the last 10-14 days in the area of 6th & L Streets NE. These burglaries have occurred during the day time hours and entry has been gained primarily through unlocked windows in the rear/side of the premises. Home electronics and laptops have been the most common stolen items. The First District has deployed a Mountain Bike Squad to the area during the day, due to their ability to quickly navigate the alleys in the area. Members of the First District Power Shift will be in the area this evening conducting a door-to-door canvass. Please take the time to share with these officers anything that you may have noticed out of the ordinary recently in the neighborhood. While we have not been able to positively link these cases to each other, we are operating under the assumption that are related. The First District Detectives Office has assigned to single detective to manage the investigation and they are coordinating with the Mountain Bike and PSA Officers.
We are also requesting the community assistance in the prevention of these crimes. Please ensure that all entry points, doors and windows, are secured – especially when you leave home. If you would like a First District Officer to conduct a security survey of your home, contact your PSA Lieutenant and we will schedule as assessment.
The First District Detectives Unit can be contacted on (202) 299-2025. Anyone with information can also call the police at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging to 50411. Additionally, please call 911 if you observe suspicious persons or activities.