“1D- Shooting, 2223 hrs, 1200 North Capitol St NW. Adult male shot in the arm and leg, conscious and breathing. (2) Suspects stopped.”
Update from MPD:
“Last night at approximately 10:20 PM, First District Officers were in the unit block of L St NW when they heard the sound of gunshots. Officers converged on the area and found a victim in the unit block of M St NW suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and requested DCFEMS; other officers observed a vehicle fleeing the scene at a high-rate of speed and pursued the vehicle. The pursuit continued through the Northwest One area, eventually terminating back in Sursum Corda, where two suspects bailed out and fled on foot. Those suspects were subsequently apprehended after a foot chase.
The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was admitted with non-life threatening injuries. The suspects from the fleeing vehicle were arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and the First District Detectives are continuing their investigation of both the shooting and the suspects from the vehicle.
This offense is under investigation by the First District Detectives Office, who can be reached on (202) 299-2025. Anyone with information can also call the police at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging to 50411. Additionally, please call 911 if you observe suspicious persons or activities”
Early Friday night there was also a shooting at North Capitol and New York Ave, NW. In that case MPD has since reported:
“a shooting occurred within that block yesterday evening. The suspect involved in the shooting was subsequently and quickly captured. The case is closed.”
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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″
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“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.”
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