Photo by Brittany Delafose

MPD originally reported:

“Alert: Shooting at 1229 at 1400 block of Morse RD NE. Lookout for 3 B/M wearing Black Jacket Blue Jeans. Last seen E/b 1500 blk Gales st NE”

Alan Henney reported at 10:45pm:

“u/d 2 OFFICERS SHOT and SUSPECT SHOT- Morse St at Holbrook St NE-DC.”

Fox5 reports:

“Two police officers are in stable condition Friday after they were involved in a Thursday night shooting in northeast D.C. that left a suspect dead. Acting D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham, alongside Mayor Muriel Bowser, told reporters just after midnight that the two uniformed officers who suffered non-life threatening injuries were being treated at area hospitals.”

Thanks to all who sent updates last night and this morning. Further updates when the full MPD report is released.

Full update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Internal Affairs Bureau are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the 1200 block of Holbrook Street, Northeast, on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

At approximately 10:42 pm, members of the Fifth District Crime Suppression Team were in the area responding to previous sounds of gunshots when they attempted to stop a subject. The subject attempted to flee and ignored multiple commands from the officers to stop. A struggle ensued and there was an exchange of gunfire.

DC Fire and EMS transported the suspect to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The suspect has been identified as 47-year-old Timothy Lionel Williams, of no fixed address.

Two MPD officers sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and were transported to a local hospital in stable condition. One of the officers has currently been released from the hospital, and both are expected to make a successful recovery.

The suspect’s gun was recovered on scene and is pictured below.


No other individuals were injured during this incident. The officers involved were placed on administrative leave, pursuant to MPD policy.

The officers had activated their Body Worn Cameras, and that footage is currently under review.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (202) 727-9099.”

1826 M St NE

This house is located at 1826 M Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Absolutely stunning property right in the heart of DC! Experience this luxury living with 4 spacious rooms, 3 full bathrooms an a fully finished basement. The kitchen at the main level shows gorgeous granite and stainless steel appliances. This property will take your breath away, come see it today!”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/4 bath is going for $699,900.

Alley behind Simms Place, NE

“Dear PoPville,

Kenyan, you committed to my neighbor on the other side of this property to having this cleaned up last week. She has since reached out on Twitter and you have stopped responding to her.

This garbage has been in this alley for MONTHS behind the north side of Simms Place. The District continues to fail proactive homeowners that want basic services. Multiple 311 requests to Mayor Bowser’s call center have all been closed out as “completed” without any action having been taken.

Not only does that do a disservice in the short-run when trash isn’t picked up, but it cheats reporting. Any honest review of City services can no longer be accurate, closing out these requests so quickly without any action having been taken makes the reporting deceptively prompt and falsely successful. You are setting the Mayor and her administration of services up as a success when in reality nothing is getting done.

The District’s continued neglect of basic services on blocks like this, when residents ask and ask and ask for a fair share of their tax dollars be applied to basic services, is probably why there were multiple shootings in broad daylight on this block last year. Clean up some trash and start enforcing blighted and abandoned buildings. Clean up slums of properties whose landlords have let slide into unsafe and structurally unsound condition.

This is an easy fix!! Can you commit to coming out and getting this pile of trash cleaned up and citing this and very illegally and unsafely kept rental property via DCRA?

Is anyone able to help get this trash moved and this property owner cited? We have given up hope of action from DC 311 and our Council Representative’s office after multiple conventional and unconventional attempts.”


This unit is located at 1302 Childress Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Super cute condo in a cozy building within walking distance of the H Street Corridor. Cool, calm and convenient, this functional home is enveloped in comfort. The floor plan encompasses two bedrooms and one full bath with a kitchen that flows through to the dining/living room. In-Unit washer/dryer. Only a few steps away from public transportation.”


You can see more photos here.

This 794 square foot 2 bed/1 bath is going for $278,500 ($300 monthly fee.)


This house is located at 1125 Oates Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Full Gut Renovation with tons of natural light. Open Floor Plan. Bamboo floors. New heating, AC, and appliances. Gourmet Kitchen with center island, also comes with built-in wine cooler & rack. French doors off the dining room leading out the rear deck. Built-in audio system. Nest thermostat. Full English Basement. Detached garage in rear built like a fortress! Alarm system paid for 3 years.”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $769,000.


Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with the Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1850 L St NE
Legal Subdivision: Trinidad
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Trinidad
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Driveway/Off Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $459,950.
List Price at Contract: $449,950
List Date: 08/26/2016
Days on Market: 47
Settled Sales Price: $451,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 11/15/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

This property was listed prior to Labor Day. Inventory of active listings was seriously low at that moment, and the number of homes newly listed for sale shot up in many neighborhoods across DC the weekend following Labor Day. Buyers were in and out of town over the summer, making the buyer pool somewhat unpredictable. Agents were also reporting that many buyers at that time were waiting to see what new listings would come on the market after Labor Day. (more…)

1000 Florida Ave, NE

From 405 Yoga:

“Birthday Weekend of Yoga Starts Tomorrow!! and runs through Sunday (11/11-11/13). See below for list of events and pricing specials to share!

Sign Up For all of the Below Classes is Available Here

Veterans Day Power Flow (11/11 at 12:30 pm)

Rocket Yoga with Merideth (11/11 at 6:15 pm)

Fun Run + Yoga + Pop Up Shop sponsored by Summit to Soul (11/12)

Drop off your yoga mat and lace up your running shoes at the 405 YOGA studio at 9am. Following a 1 hour (4-5 mile) run around the neighborhood, get your flow on with a 60 min Power Yoga class at 10:15 am. Don’t forget to drop by early or stay after to check out all of Summit to Soul’s awesome gear for sale at their pop-up shop in the studio from 9-11:30 am.

Power Flow sponsored by Athleta (11/12 at 11:30 am)- raffled gift cards and water bottles for all. FREE

Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Community Class (11/13 at 11:30 am) FREE

Live Music + Slow Flow + Birthday Cake- the usual slow flow w/ live guitar with the added bonus of Yoga Teacher Training hands on assists and BIRTHDAY CAKE!”