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2718 Georgia Ave, NW

From MPD around 3:30am:

“The Third District is investigating a shooting which occurred in the 2700 block of Ga Ave NW. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

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Update from Council Member Nadeau:

“Good morning. MPD has shared the following with me and I wanted to make sure the community had the latest information. As always, if you have any information that might assist the investigation please use the contact info provided below:

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting/homicide that occurred early this morning inside of the establishment known as Chuck and Billies in the 2700 block of Georgia Ave., NW.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 2700 Block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.

On Sunday, January 25, 2015, at approximately 3:08 am, officers from the Third District responded to a call for a shooting in the 2700 Block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located a male, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and determined there were no signs of life.

The decedent has been identified as 45 year-old Jerald Williams, of Ellicott City, Maryland.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Thanks so much to the folks who found the gray cat last week at Howard University.

Last week, during the Great Dupont Circle Power Outage of 2015, I was checking your blog for when Pepco was going to restore power. And while perusing that and other stories, I ran across your article about a smoky gray cat that was found lying on a grate near Howard University. When I clicked on the article, the cat reminded me of my cat growing up- Nimbus, except my cat was a boy. When I inquired with the Washington Humane Society they said they had given the 2-½ -year old female the name Nimbus! I had been considering a cat for some time, so surely this was a ‘sign’ that the time was right and this could be the cat- I had to go visit her. She became ready for adoption on Friday and I visited with her on Saturday afternoon. She purred immediately and after about 20 minutes of petting and purring, she was in my car carrier headed home! And she will retain the name Nimbus. She’s been doing really great. She has really good litter box manners, purrs and meows a lot, and quickly made herself very comfortable on my bed. Clearly she is an indoor cat. Anyway, thanks again.”

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“Dear PoPville,

We found a cat last night on a vent on the Howard University Campus near the football field (so about Georgia and Fairmont Ave). He/she had no tags and is dark grey color. It approached us quickly when we fed it and was very affectionate as well. We dont know if it ran out accidentally from someone’s home or if it was abandoned but definitely not a cat that had grown up outside. We brought it to the Washington Humane Society on New York Ave as it’s getting very cold and we took the attached picture of the cat upon arrival to the shelter. Hopefully it can be re-united with its owner or find a loving, happy home.”

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Georgia Avenue Window Walk: Launch Party & Art Walk:

“Pleasant Plains Workshop
2608 Georgia Ave NW
Sunday 2pm

The Georgia Avenue Window Walk is a temporary public art project co-presented by Pleasant Plains Workshop and the Georgia Ave Community Development Task Force that engages residents and visitors to the community by placing art installations in storefront spaces along the lower Georgia Avenue Corridor.

This year’s Artists: Luke Atkinson, Elizabeth Graeber, Tsedaye Makonnen, Zsudayka Nzinga, and Jane Claire Remick

Participating Businesses: Mama Chuy DC, From the Core Studios, Morgan’s Seafood, Yoga Heights, and EatsPlace

Join us for a launch celebration and art walk, starting at Pleasant Plains Workshop at 2pm. Starting at 3, we will walk by each installation and hear from the artists and site owners. There will be a reception at our final stop.

This project is funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant Program”

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715 Euclid St, NW

The former J. Bell’s Wing House space on Euclid just west of Georgia Ave has reopened under new ownership as Wild Wings. Their website says:

“Wild Wings Started with the idea of serving the ultimate in chicken wings and providing an exceptional value, every day.

We’re the Wing Experts, and that means we keep the focus on wings. Our wings are cooked-to-order and served piping hot in your of choice flavors. Dedicated to a quality product, We treat the customer to the highest level of service while providing food that is always fresh and delicious !!!”

You can see their full menu here.

They opened a few weeks ago. Anyone happen to take a taste? I’m wondering how the wings compare to Kochix.

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a hit and run that resulted in a traffic fatality which occurred in the 2700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, at approximately 3:17 am, a pedestrian was crossing the street in the 2700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW when he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling northbound on Georgia Avenue, NW. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The striking vehicle was last seen fleeing westbound on Girard Street from Georgia Avenue, NW and is described as a dark colored four door vehicle, possibly a Chrysler product, with stock chrome wheels having noticeable damage on the driver’s side.

The decedent has been identified as 26 year-old Bareket Haile of Northeast, Washington, DC.

This crash is currently under investigation.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case 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.”