More on that other shooting in Park View that fell under the radar Thursday night. It is equally as disturbing if not more so than the others – from MPD:
“The victim was in the 600 block of Newton when he was approached by three suspects, two of which brandished handguns and demanded his money. The victim fled from the suspects and was shot. The second victim was in the same block and observed the shooting the first victim, he too was shot. Both victims were treated at local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. The suspects are described as:
Suspect (1): B/M, 6’1”, 180 lbs, 23 years of age, medium complexion, long dreadlocks, wearing a black shirt with black jeans, armed with a gun
Suspect (2): B/M, 23 years of age, medium complexion, long dreadlocks, wearing a burgundy hooded shirt armed with a handgun
Suspect (3): B/M, 6’0”, slim build, dark complexion, long dreadlocks, armed with a handgun”
Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted us updates – @Jhauganiii tweeted:
“Police activity at Georgia & Lamont. Passerby said shooting. Also saw police tape at morton&warder”
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at approximately 9:25 pm, in the 3300 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.
Members of the Third District responded for a call of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent’s remains were later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.
The decedent has been identified as 24-year-old Derrick Black of Northwest, D.C.”
a reader expresses the mounting frustration felt by many:
“not a good night for Park View, first one at Lamont and Georgia is a homicide, then an hour later shooting at Manor and Warder, 2ish blocks away while there were tons of cops both on Georgia and and cruising the neighborhood because of the first one. Again we literally had a meeting last night with police, a rep from our council member, a rep from the Park-Morton redevelopment task force. This meeting was literally less than 100 feet from the bus stop and we talked at length about needing to police this stop and whether we could have the bus shelter taken away because it added an heir of legitimacy to the people hanging out there.”
Update from Council Member Nadeau:
“In response to shootings last night in the Park View neighborhood, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau released the following statement:
“This is a terrible thing that happened in our community, despite all the additional attention and resources we’ve brought to this location over the past few weeks including more police presence in the immediate area. This increased visibility and deployment will continue. An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the shootings is encouraged to contact MPD at (202) 727-9099.
“In addition to increased police presence, we are working to address long-term public safety issues in the area. In our public safety walk at Georgia and Lamont last week we heard from many residents who were concerned about loitering, drinking and drug use in the area. In my conversations with area businesses, they share residents’ concerns. Many of them are in the process of implementing measures recommended by MPD – cameras, no loitering signs, and barring notices to prohibit specific individuals from being near their property. In addition, MPD made several arrests related to drug use and public drinking in the last week.
“When I was an ANC, the Council attempted to pass anti-loitering laws. Unfortunately, there was no path for them, given the fact that the courts would strike them down. That said, MPD has the tools to address illegal activity such as drug use and public drinking without anti-loitering laws.
“The other partner in this is the Department of Behavioral Health, who is working with us to address chronic alcoholism. We’ve had them pass through recently to offer services, which can take longer to have an impact but ultimately is more successful than simply asking people to move along.
“In addition, the Neighborhood Development Company is leading a local task force on public safety focusing on the Georgia Ave and Lamont St block. This is a grassroots and collective approach for bringing together residents, businesses, property owners, and city representatives to help troubleshoot these issues and proactively improve neighborhood conditions. ANC Commissioners Bobby Holmes, Rashida Brown and Kent Boese have been active members of this task force. I am working in partnership with this group to coordinate on action steps from our recent public safety walk. I encourage you to join in that discussion. Please reach out to my office if you’d like more information.
“While we have made progress in the past couple weeks, last night’s shooting was a terrible thing, and I hope our sustained efforts can prevent more like it from happening.”
This rental is located at 3577 Warder Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Penthouse less than .3 mile to Petworth metro! Top level condo with wall of windows, loft ceiling with plenty of sunlight. Modern large kitchen featuring SS appliances and granite, elegant 2 baths, and spacious rooms. In unit washer/dryer and rear parking space included. Unit will not last – call owner to schedule showing.”
I wanted to make sure that you post about the robbery at gunpoint that occurred a little after 11 in the 700 block of Lamont street, It is on MPD Twitter. Anyway this is the same block that we have been hearing complaints about for the past few weeks, hell on Monday there was a crime walk, last night a meeting with ANC rep Bobby Holmes and reps from the 3rd and 4th district that was to a degree a little disappointing. While patrols, or really a cop just stationed at that corner and the shutting down of the drug house across the street on Lamont, have at least given the corner the appearance of not being so shitty, I guess that is pretty much all for nothing, because Robbery Gun point is about the worst thing I can recall in a while happening here in a while.
Anyway, while I don’t speak for everyone, I think many felt that the fact that these three blocks south of the park road substation are so crappy is really pretty embarrassing, and I think many of us at least get the sense that it has to do with the border being drawn where it is and the way that effects policing. Anyway at this point I am just pissed.
The sheer amount of criminal activity at this corner and in the alleys immediately east and west of it is staggering and yet even when we raise a pretty good stink they can’t keep it safe one night after the stink? It sucks for the neighborhood, I would particularly hate to be in the lofts at this point and it is a total embarrassment for MPD. I could vent forever but I am sure you get my point, please, please, please post something about this, it is ridiculous.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced an arrest has been made in the Destruction of Property offense, which occurred on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at approximately 5:15 am, in the 3000 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.
On Friday, July 17, 2015, members of the Third District Warrant Squad arrested 21 year-old Naol Ayano of Takoma Park, Maryland, charging him with Felony Destruction of Property.”
Also a reader writes:
“Commissioner Bobby Holmes of ANC 1A09 is holding a community meeting tonight to discuss the pubic safety concerns around the Georgia and Lamont area.
NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY MEETING
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Salvation Army – 3335 Sherman Avenue.
Representatives from the Third District and Fourth District Sub-Station will be there to talk with you about your concerns/issues old and new.”
This rental is located at 3664 Park Place, NW. The listing says:
“Great Location In Park View — Ground Floor, Bright 2BR, 1BA, New Floors, W/D, Central A/C, Outdoor Patio, Off-Street Parking. Brand new fully renovated space!
This Ground Floor 2 BR, 1 BA is an Ideal Home with its Convenient Central Location and Excellent Sunlight. Just 0.3 miles from the Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro, 0.4 miles from the new Safeway on Georgia Avenue. Many shops and restaurants, such as DC Reynolds, Looking Glass, Qualia Coffee, and Chez Billy just blocks away. Restaurants and shops on 11th Street NW, such as Meridian Pint and The Coupe, are 0.7 miles away.”
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again for those not familiar – I love this place. Their website says:
“Mom N Pop Antiques was estabished in 1986 and is owned by Bill and Gail Sims. We buy and sell antiques, home furnishings from American Empire to Retro,Mid-Century and Industrial styles, collectibles, primatives, pottery, figurines, statuary,lamps and lighting fixtures, small agricultural implements,old tools, musical instruments and vinyl records.. We buy entire and/or partial estates. Major credit cards accepted.
Open Thursday through Monday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays”