I was looking at condos on Saturday afternoon in Bloomingdale (near Dunbar) when a car raced past and slammed into a house [1st and Bates St, NW] while trying to make a left turn. Three kids jumped out of the car and went running into the neighborhood. What was really strange was that there were two cop cars following them but the cops stopped before reaching them and then turned away from the direction the kids ran in – and didn’t stop to see if anyone got hurt by the car slamming into the house. Another cop showed up awhile later but it seemed really strange the cops wouldn’t do anything while they were on the scene. Do you have any insight?”
“At approximately 10:00 am, MPD responded to the 1400 block of N. Capital Street, NW for the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, the victim was located out front suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the neck area. Subsequent investigation revealed the victim was injured during the commission of a robbery perpetrated by two individuals.
The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The case is currently under investigation and anyone having information is asked to call our Command Information center at (202) 727-9099″
“This 2 br,1 ba condo has been renovated with Dishwasher, disposal, washer & dryer in unit.new laminated floors, microwave and eat in kitchen, window a/c unit. This is a typical NW DC Property with interior bedrooms.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crime Branch is actively investigating a Homicide which occurred just after 1:00 AM this morning in the Unit Block of Florida Avenue, NW, within the Fifth Police District.
Fifth Police District Units patrolling this area heard gunshots and observed a dark vehicle driving away from the scene. While units followed this vehicle, additional units were directed to the Gas Station lot in the Unit Block of Florida Avenue, NW and located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported from the scene by DCFEMS to local area hospitals for treatment. One of the victims was pronounced dead a short time later.
Occupants of the dark vehicle were stopped and are considered persons of interest.
Should you, or anyone you know, be a witness to, or hear information concerning this Homicide, we ask that you contact the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center on 202-727-9099 immediately.
The Fifth Police District and members of the Violent Crimes Branch are working around the clock in an attempt to bring closure to this Homicide and all crimes of violence. We ask that you be our partner in the community and report to us all information, no matter how small or inconsequential you might believe it to be. Again, please contact us immediately on 202-727-9099.”
A reader writes:
“The gas station on Florida is all roped off. I woke up at 1:30 am to several gun shots. The police are currently down there.”
“Double shooting – 4th & Q street Nw – both Pt’s transported to trauma centers with life threatening injuries”
It is not clear if the 4th and Q incident above is related, the same incident, or something else. More info when it becomes available.
Update Two Arrests Made.
“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that two arrests have been made in the fatal shooting and felony assault which occurred at 22 Florida Avenue, NW.
On Saturday, October 26, 2013, at approximately 1:14 am, units from the Fifth District responded to the area of Florida Avenue and North Capitol Streets, Northwest for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, police officers observed a dark colored motor vehicle fleeing the Valero gas station parking lot located at 22 Florida Avenue, NW, at a high rate of speed. The police officers pursued the fleeing motor vehicle. The pursuit concluded on Interstate 695 near the northbound ramp to Interstate 295. Four individuals were located and identified as being inside the vehicle that fled the gas station.
Police officers on the shooting scene located two adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported both gunshot victims to a local hospital, where one gunshot victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The second gunshot victim was admitted and is expected to survive his injuries. The decedent’s remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy.
The decedent is identified as 28-year-old Freddy Bernard Hawkins of Northeast, Washington, DC.
Investigation into this homicide has resulted in two arrests. 20 year-old Justine Wilson, of Southeast, DC is being charged with Murder II while Armed and Assault with the Intent to Kill in connection to the shooting death of Freddy Bernard Hawkins, and the other adult male that was shot. 23 year-old Reese Williams of Southeast, DC is being charged with Accessory After the Fact.
Due to the determined, skillful and intrepid efforts of the Fifth District Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions; these two suspects were apprehended and brought to justice. The investigation is continuing.”
“Spacious 1 bedroom apartment with hardwood floors, dishwasher, washer/dryer and central A/C. Public transportation within a few blocks and only minutes to the New York Avenue Metro. Convenient to the U.S. Capitol, Downtown & Union Station. Easy access to NOMA & City Vista Dining, Shopping & Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market.”
“This beautiful multi level 2BR/2BA condo will be your oasis in the city. Featuring gleaming new hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, stainless steel railings, high ceilings, sky lights, closets galore, stacked washer/dryer, gorgeous gourmet kitchen with granite counters & breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances.”
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Featured Property: 1523 1st St NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street
Living Area Square Footage Per Tax Record: 2405 Original List Price: $515,000. List Price at Contract: $515,000.
Days on Market: 9 Settled Sales Price: $515,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 08/30/2013
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: Yes
The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.
This sale did not go over list price, as some commenters on the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) expected, but it was a cash sale. Sometimes a seller of a property will find it preferable to go for a lesser amount of cash than if there had been a loan involved, even for a more competitive bid, because there are way fewer moving parts to get the deal done (no appraiser, no underwriting, etc.). This is especially the case when there’s quite a bit of work needed. This was an estate sale, which is nearly always an AS IS sale, with the seller not making any repairs (lender required or buyer requested).
Financing a property in distressed condition is still possible, but often not with a regular conventional, FHA, or a VA loan. The most typical loan product for owner occupying buyers who wish to renovate is the FHA 203K. With this type of loan the buyer must identify a contractor that meets the requirements of the lender (licensed in the jurisdiction where the work is being done, beaucoup insurance and reserves), and come up with a solid line by line plan for the renovation with the assistance of a HUD consultant. The appraiser addresses value in relation to what is being done to improve the property, which is what the loan ratio (percentage of loan to value and subsequent down payment percentage) is based on.
The listing agent was David Carl of Columbia Company Ventures, LLC. Larry Hodgson of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyer.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a shooting in which 4 victims were struck by gunfire in the 1100 block of 1st Street, NW. Three of the victims suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds and one victim was fatally wounded.
On Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at approximately 11:56 pm, officers from the First District responded to the area of 1100 block of 1st Street, NW for the sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they located an unconscious adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the 100 block of Pierce Street, NW. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced.
Three additional victims were located. An adult male was located in the 1100 block of 1st Street, NW suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the lower body. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. A second adult male was located in the 100 block of Pierce Street, NW suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. A third victim, an adult male who suffered from a gunshot wound to the forearm, was transported to an area hospital by a friend.
The decedent is identified as 32 year-old Delonta Hendrix of Northwest, Washington, DC.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. 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.”
Do you know what’s going on with the construction at 4th and N St. NW? Looks like it might be some type of restaurant/cafe.”
A permit was just issued last week for a 6 month extension on the buildout for a mixed use property. It is also interesting to note that on the permit the agent name is Steven May formerly affiliated with Bloomingdale’s North Capitol firehouse project…