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Shooting on 1700 Block of Columbia Rd, NW Early Sat. Morning

by Prince Of Petworth October 1, 2011 at 10:14 am 25 Comments


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From MPD:

“The Third District is investigating a shooting which occurred in the 1700 block of Columbia at approximately 2:15 AM.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099 or
1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746) or text at 50411.”

Update from CM Jim Graham:

“Early this morning, about 2:20 AM, a fight broke out on the 1700 block of Columbia Road. One of those involved drew a gun and fired at another person, inflicting non threatening injury.

To the advantage of all, a police officer was already there on the scene. And acted quickly to arrest the shooter and confiscate the weapon.

That officer was one of the Adams Morgan Business Improvement District’s Reimbursable Detail Officers. The tactical squad from Chief Lanier’s Operation Adams Morgan was also just yards away and was immediately on the scene.

All of which resulted in effective police action on a shooting. We all wish this hadn’t occurred. Both victim and shooter were from outside Ward 1. But since it did happen, the capacity to respond was ready, willing and able.

By the way, the Police Reimbursable Detail is a joint program with MPD/ABC Board which I authored in an action the council approved some years ago. Despite a proposed cut in funding, we managed to appropriate the funds necessary for this very important program to continue. A 50% discount in the off duty police officer rate is made possible through this DC gov subsidy. I am now in discussions with the 9th Street businesses in an effort to have them re-establish their RDO program. We need to consider the same thing for U Street. Also, the BID itself is also funded in the main by property taxes paid by the commercial properties in Adams Morgan.

Again, congratulations and thanks to MPD, these officers and the BID.

Bests CM Jim Graham”

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