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31 Year Old Catholic Univ. Student Shot and Killed by Sherman Circle Sat. Night. Shootings also in Shaw and Columbia Heights this Weekend

by Prince Of Petworth August 22, 2010 at 9:34 pm 96 Comments


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I’ve been getting tons of emails about this terrible news. Sorry for the delay in posting, I was out of town for the weekend.

UPDATE from TBD:

“Police say Neil Michael Godleski, 31, was riding his bike when he was shot at and chased by the suspect or suspects. Police are looking into robbery as a possible motive.

Godleski was a senior, majoring in biology, [at Catholic University] ABC 7 News has learned.”

Original report from MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the Unit block of Sherman Circle, NW.

On Sunday, August 22, 2010 shortly after 12:30 am, units responded to the Unit Block of Sherman Circle, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located a victim suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived and transported the victim to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 31 year-old Neil Michael Godleski of the 500 block of Ingraham Street, NW.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). 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.

Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to D.C. CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

In other disturbing crime news. On Fri. night/Sat. morning there was a shooting in Shaw. From MPD:

“An adult male was shot at 8th and R St NW at approximately 3:00 am. He was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.”

Also on Fri. night/Sat. morning there was a shooting in Columbia Heights. From MPD:

“An adult male was shot in the 3000 block of 14 St NW and was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.”

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