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Man Shoots Self in Leg in Mt. Pleasant 10:50pm Wed. Night

by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2011 at 9:30 am 24 Comments


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From dcalerts:

“Shooting Shooting Adult Male 2250 Hrs 1700 Block of Irving Street, NW”

MPD explains that a Hispanic male was found shot once in the leg at 17th and Irving St, NW. Further investigation revealed that this same subject had shot himself inside an apt of 3146 Mt Pleasant Street. MPD is seeking an arrest warrant.

  • joker

    Darwinism in action…

    • victoria

      More like failed Darwinism.

  • ChocolateCity33

    Cheddar Bomb

    • TaylorStreetMan

      Beat me to it!

      And I’m also curious about the “seeking an arrest warrant” part. I suppose that since my experience with law enforcement is (gladly) limited, there’s something I’m missing, but can’t they just arrest him on the spot? Illegal firearm possession? Reckless endangerment?…something’s illegal here, right?

      • Sleepy

        Probably unregistered firearm, and unlawfully discharging a weapon. Both are arrestable offenses.

  • CH Lifer

    I didn’t know Plexico Burress lived in Mt. Pleasant now.

    • Stephen Morrison

      +1

    • andy

      Actually I think Plax was in DC to talk about the badness of guns like last week. Maybe somebody drew the wrong lessons from his life, e.g., regarding elastic waistbands.

  • DCster

    So I’m assuming he was found at 17th and Irving St, and not also shot there. But what’s with the arrest warrent, didn’t they already catch the shooter/victim? Weird.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      “Further investigation revealed that this same subject had shot himself inside an apt”

  • Damn. And I was hoping for another Mount Pleasant “uprising.”

  • Colt45

    3146 Mt Pleasant Street is the 7-11 . Hope he didn’t cap himself because of the nacho cheese shortage …. MtP has been nutters lately …

    • Anonymous

      are you suggesting that the MPD were unable to correctly fill out a police report? SHOCKING!!!!

  • Officer Cicero

    “Further investigation revealed that this same subject had shot himself inside an apt of 3146 Mt Pleasant Street. MPD is seeking an arrest warrant.”

    I’m guessing that Detectives got an emergency warrant for the apartment and might have found a gun or some other items that could lead to a lockup. Due to the guy probably being gone from the scene and in the hospital, a warrant would be needed.

  • Tres

    I’m thinkin’ Tex was practicing his quick draw skills.

  • andy

    I believe this indicates the neighborhood is stagnant.

  • Anonymous

    Hilarious. Just imagining him on both sides of the court room as victim and accused. I bet he’d be good at that.

    • RnR

      How could he jump around like that, he shot himself in the leg???

      • Anonymous

        the best part is that he would deny that he had even been shot.

  • Native American JD

    Yet it doesn’t say “a handgun was recovered”.

  • svi
  • anon

    Plaxico wannabe.

  • Anonymous

    Thank goodness he didn’t have a screwdriver

  • Anonymous

    Well, not so sure I believe that he shot himself in the leg. The police were looking for the handgun Friday AM (after searching the apartment) and hadn’t found it. They had a dog and were going through the neighboring alleys. Story doesn’t make sense.

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