Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 1400 block of V Street, Northwest on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at approximately 8:25 pm.

Members of the Third District responded to the sound of gunshots and upon arrival, located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The decedent has been identified as 29-year-old Delany Christopher Epps of Northeast, DC.

Shortly after the shooting on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at approximately 8:28 pm, a suspect was developed and 29-year-old Raphael Antonio Roy of Northwest, DC was arrested. He was charged with First Degree Murder While Armed in the shooting death of Mr. Epps.

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 responsible 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.” (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Istvan Kerekes

A reader requests:

“a notice about the the ANC Transportation Committee Meeting which is going to be on Thursday, September 24, 7pm, Thurgood Marshall Center (1816 12th Street NW)–

Representatives from WMATA/Metro will be there to address concerns about the 92 Bus going down 13th Street (between Florida and U Street) in order to restart its route at the U Street Metro. Many 13th Street residents have complained about the noise and vibrations from the bus travel (which has already damaged some homes) and the ANC is working with Metro to come up with route alternatives. Please come to the meeting to discuss/raise concerns with the ANC and Metro.”


DC Alerts tweeted:

“3D Stabbing in the 2100 b/o 14th Street NW. No Lookout.”

Mike Jensen ‏tweets us:

“@PoPville at Eatonville at 14th and V, looks like people are still dining at the restaurant. At least 5 cop cars, an ambulance, and fire truck on the other side of the street”


Around 7pm Jesse ‏tweeted us:

“@PoPville about 10 police cars at Shaw metro/library, officers have one detained and are heading into the station”


A reader reports:

“On Sunday, I saw an orange rubber cone was stuck on the tracks at the U Street metro (going in the direction of Branch Avenue). I’ve attached a picture. On Sunday (9/13) at 6:30pm, I reported the cone to the station manager because I was worried that it would catch fire or get a train jammed. It’s now Tuesday and the orange cone is still there in the tracks. The attached picture was taken 10 mins ago. For some reason, this reminds me of when a doctor leaves a sponge in the patient’s body…. The metro repair workers just left a big orange cone laying in the middle of the train tracks! If nothing else, it’s symptomatic of a lack of care and irresponsibility.”

1610 U Street, NW

Dean Clark tweets us:

“@PoPville Was at Stetson’s last night. Told the sale went through and they are closing end of September October. No word on replacement.”

Back in June we posted the devastating news, for some, that Stetson’s was for sale. At that time some protested vociferously that this was simply not true and I was told by many, many people on twitter that I was idiot (and worse.) As I said originally I love Stetson’s. I and my friends spent much of our 20s here – with nothing but fond memories, from what I can remember. It genuinely pains me to pass on news of the sale. There is now a leasing flyer from Douglas Development:


Updates when an exact closing date is known. All I can say is – I am sad.