“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide which occurred in the 900 block of Sheridan Street, NW.
On Saturday, December 7, 2013, at approximately 8:58 pm, officers from the Fourth District responded to the 900 block of Sheridan Street, Northwest for the report for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene and was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy and a determination of a cause and manner of death.
The decedent is identified as 31 year-old Demetrius Eccles of Northwest, Washington, DC.”
Georgia and Missouri Avenues NW (5929 Georgia Ave, NW)
Last week we learned DC’s first two Walmarts would be opening on Dec. 4th. While we have seen the one on H Street, above you can see how the Georgia Ave building is looking. Like the way it turned out?
Thanks to a reader for sending the photo above:
“Seems like a lot of finishing touches are needed, but the sign is up and and the site is buzzing with activity.”
Thanks to a reader for sending the update and photo above of Culture Coffee.
And from ANC Rep Lamont Akins:
“Please join me in welcoming a new business to the Kennedy St NW corridor. Culture Coffee at 709 Kennedy St NW is open this week. They will have a grand opening event on this Thursday, Nov. 7th at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. featuring a live performance by James Stephen Terrell.”
Regular hours are
Monday-Friday: 7am to 4pm
Saturday: 8am to 3pm
Sunday: 10am to 3pm
“The Hines-Urban Atlantic-Triden team was selected based on the strength and compatibility of their plan with the Reuse and Small Area Plans; their approach and ability to provide quality community benefits; their breadth of development and financial experience on complicated sites; and their development and financing capability.”
“The Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) former campus is located on the north end of the District, between 16th Street and Georgia Avenue. This location is approximately six blocks from the the District boundary at Eastern Avenue and about two miles south of Downtown Silver Spring.
The LRA Site occupies 66.57 acres of the 110.1-acre former campus. The remaining 43.53 acres on the eastern portion of campus will be occupied by Department of State (DOS). The LRA site has frontage on all 4 sides: Fern Street on the north, Georgia Avenue on the east, Aspen Street on the South, and 16th Street on the west, making the site readily accessible to the adjacent neighborhoods.”
“At approximately 10:30PM on October 31, 2013, MPD Fourth District units received a call for gunshots in the area of the 1200 block of Rock Creek Ford Road, Northwest. Units responded to the location and canvassed the area, but did not locate a victim. Shortly thereafter, an adult male victim arrived at a local area hospital suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and was treated for his injury.
5th and Shepherd St, NW
Several hours later [2:09am], MPD’s Shotspotter gunshot detection system alerted Fourth District units to multiple gunshots in the 400 block of Shepherd Street, Northwest. Units responded to the location and discovered an unconscious adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported from the scene to a local area hospital.
There was no lookout provided for the suspects in either case.
Fourth District detectives are actively investigating both incidents. At this time, it is unknown whether these two incidents are related. Anyone with information regarding these cases is asked to call (202) 727-9099 or text 50411.
The victim from the Shepherd Street case was pronounced. This case is being investigated by Detectives of the Homicide Branch. We continue to ask that 202-727-9099 is called if you have any information.”
Overnight [October 11th] my sister’s friend’s bike got its two tires stripped on the 700 block of Hamilton Street, NW. It had been on the porch for almost two weeks no problems. In hindsight it was horrible idea to have it on the front porch for so long. If anybody has seen anything we would appreciate if you guys could call (786) 247-6179. Tips for handling this situation are appreciated as well. Is it worth filing a report with the Police?”
“At approximately 3:00am, two adult males each sustained a non-life threatening apparent gunshot wound to their lower extremities in the 700 block of Somerset Pl., NW. Both were taken to an area hospital for treatment. There is no lookout available at this time.
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.”
“Shortly before 4 AM this morning, an MPD officer was operating the light tower in the 800 block of Jefferson Street, NW, when he heard the sounds of gunshots coming from the 600 block of Jefferson Street, NW. The officer notified the police dispatcher and then entered the area to investigate. A complainant was located in the area suffering from a non life-threatening gunshot wound. The complainant was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Multiple officers canvassed the area for the suspects and evidence, and a handgun was recovered from the scene.
Suspect 1 is described as a black male, dark complexioned, 5’6″ – 5’7″ tall, wearing a gray/white sweatshirt and armed with a black handgun.
Suspect 2 is described as a black male, 5’6″ – 5’7″ tall, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. He was also armed with a black handgun.
The suspects were seen fleeing in a black Cadillac with Maryland tags.
Fourth District detectives are investigating the case. Anyone with information is urged to call 202-727-9099.”
Permits are posted and sheets of nice clean brown paper are pinned in the windows, but week after week there is no sign of activity at 709 Kennedy St NW, reportedly the future home of Culture Coffee. What’s wrong?”
I’m happy to say nothing is wrong and construction is progressing. The owner tells me that they are in the “final stages of building” and they hope to open in early November.