Thanks to Michael Horsley for allowing us a glimpse back in time from his incredible photo archive. This is “17th and Columbia Road NW Washington DC, 1984” You can read an awesome history about the Ontario Theatre from Streets of Washington here.
“On yesterday date, a male was walking in the 1900 block of Belmont Road, NW, when he was approached by two suspects demanding his cell phone and wallet. The citizen refused, and the subject shot him once and fled south on 19th Street, NW. The citizen is being treated at an area hospital for a non life threatening injury. Suspect 1 is described as a black male, early 20’s, 5’9”-5’10”, dark complexion, short hair, all black clothing. Suspect 2 is described as a black male, early 20’s, 5’11-6’0”, light-medium complexion, clean cut hair, grey shirt with a red horizontal stripe. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Third District Detective’s office at 202-673-6918.”
Ed. Note: A reader reports it happened around 10:30pm last night.
I’ve been a resident of Adams Morgan for 3 years now and this evening I witnessed something I’d never seen before.
Around 9:30pm this evening, I was walking eastbound on S Street NW, towards 18th Street and I noticed a Lincoln car was parked right at the intersection f 18th & S Street NW and the passenger side door was open onto the sidewalk. As I walked past the open door, I saw two figures, both African American, arguing and the man was on top of the woman (who was in the passenger seat) trying to force her to do something. It’s unclear exactly what he was trying to force her to do, maybe shoving her or physically dominating her in some capacity. Whatever the case was, she was screaming for him to get off her.
I stood and watched the scene unfold for about a minute, before realizing that this was a pretty bad situation. So, I pulled out my phone, and yelled that I was calling the police. After I yelled it a couple times and told the man he better get off her because there were other witnesses (including other cars nearby), the man got off the woman, got out of the car with his hands up and faced me. He had the car keys in his hand and essentially “surrendered” and I told him to start walking the other way. I said, “Look man, she’s upset. She doesn’t want you near her, so give her some space. Start walking or I’m calling the police.”
And the man walked away from the car when suddenly–another man, a white man in a red polo shirt and khakis and presumably college-educated, approached me from behind and started yelling in my face, “What the fuck? It’s always the man’s fault isn’t it?! This could be this guy’s car!” (more…)
“The third district is investigating a shooting that occurred had 2400 block of 18th St., Northwest. [at Belmont] Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.”
“On Friday, around 11:20 PM, MPD was called to the 4400 block of 6th Place, NE, for a person suffering from a gun shot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a non life threatening injury. The victim did not provide any usable lookout for a suspect at this time.”
“Alert: Shooting at 0333 hrs at 901 Gallatin St NW. No Lookout at this time”
“Alert: Shooting at 2345 hrs. in the 4900 blk of B St., SE.”
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating two homicides that occurred on Friday, August 28, 2015, at approximately 11:45 pm, in the 4900 block of B Street, Southeast.
Members of the Sixth District heard sounds of gunshots in the area and located three male victims who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
The first male victim was discovered unconscious and unresponsive. DCFEMS arrived and found no signs consistent with life.
The second male victim was transported to an area hospital where lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and the decedent was pronounced dead.
The third male victim was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive.”
“MPD is working a confirmed shooting at South Capitol St SE / Atlantic Street SE /”
“Alert: Shooting- 1600 blk of R St. SE at 2227 hrs., No lookout at this time”
Ed. Note: Earlier Friday evening was the shooting on Crittenden and there was reports of a big fight after an Eastern High School football game that required a huge police response including a helicopter.
“I’ve noticed for the past week or so (maybe more) that Shawarma Spot in Adams Morgan has been closed, and last Friday there was a For Rent sign on the door. Just a heads-up for this oft-changing spot. Hopefully something more permanent can take over!”
This afternoon I landed a spot at the end of a Zone 1 parking only section demarcated by a sign. Being a good neighbor, I parked in the spot and backed as far up as I could and still be within the sign behind my bumper. This left a gap about a half car length in front of me, but since I move my car very infrequently, I think this is the right thing to do, so as to minimize any awkward spacing if I don’t move my car for a few weeks. Basically my car acts as the new end of the section. 4 hours later I found this mini’s bumper pressed into the front of my car, and leaving about a centimeter between it’s front bumper and the next car in front of it.
Should I have just rolled forward into the empty partial space in front of me to prevent this sort of poor decision-making by other parkers? I more than anyone get the desperation for a spot in my neighborhood having circled the neighborhood for an hour looking more than once, but is this kind of bumper car strategy fair game if the car can “fit”. First world problems I know but curious what other think.”