Shootings at 2000 Georgia Ave, NW and 11th and Otis Pl, NW. Stabbing at 2200 Queens Chapel Rd, NE

by Prince Of Petworth October 23, 2011 at 9:32 am 17 Comments

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From @DCPoliceDept (around 10:15pm Sat. night):

“Shooting-Georgia Ave/W St. adult male shot suspect lookout for 3 B/M’s 5’9″-5’11” wearing drk clothing use caution”

ABC7 reports:

“Shots were fired into a crowd, killing a 20-year-old man Saturday night near Howard University Hospital, police say.”

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From @dcalerts:


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From @DCPoliceDept:

“Stabbing-2200blk of Queens Chapel Rd NE adult male stabbed in the back. No lookout use caution”

  • Sam

    Anyone have any more details on these? I live at 11th & Otis and didn’t hear or notice anything. No sign of any police activity this morning. Does a shooting mean someone was actually hit or just that shots were fired?

    • CH_res

      I live Otis and 11th. I heard a single gun shot a few minutes before 2am. Weird that it wasn’t followed by more. You’re taking your life in your own hands if you walk down 11th between Monroe and Spring late night. Stay safe.

      • 11

        I’ve lived between spring and monroe on 11th for almost 4 years, with very few incidents. I’d like to hear more from the CH_res poster who claims that one is taking one’s life into their own hands walking here late night. On what do you base this claim? Other long term residents have told me this area is way better than in the past, and walking at night is ok now.

  • Anonymous

    This one should be a snap for MPD… there weren’t many black males wearing dark clothing out on that street last night.


  • ontarioroader

    ‘Shooting’ usually means someone was hit. Just ‘shots fired’ is usually reported as ‘sounds of gunfire’, for which there are many citywide almost every night. That said, we’re probably going to be getting fewer and fewer details on these incidents, since MPD now encrypts all their police radios, so media [and nosy neighbors] can’t really get details – the public now just gets the ‘official version’ only on incidents MPD wants to release.

  • Maire

    But most details aren’t going to be learned from listening to the radio, right? Just the chatter about the initial incident. Listening to the radio wouldn’t tell you anything about the actual investigation. Or am I misunderstanding you?

  • Anonymous

    I also live at 11th and Otis and there was a huge police presence last night around 2am. 6-7 cars, caution tape blocking off Otis and 11th. The police questioned me about what I heard, but it was only the lights that woke me up. Would love to get more information about this. Please keep us posted PoP.

  • Anonymous

    Check out this approach to addressing urban violence.


    Wonder if we could ever get our local authorities to try to implement this across state lines?

  • M.E

    It was Homecoming at Howard U, too!

    • Anon

      Lots of fun to be had at Howard U Homecoming…
      Terrible trafic,no parking,and a few shootings and stabbings to go along with the nightmare.
      soooo much fun.

  • 11th

    i live right on 11th just up from otis, too, and didn’t hear anything. it looks like someone was out with spray paint in a big way on the 3400 block.

  • Anon

    So sad I said it’s Howard homecoming, wonder how many people will be shot.

    • Anonymous

      what are you talking about?

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  • Jamie

    “A university spokeswoman said no Howard students or personnel were involved in the shooting.”

    • Anon

      LOL !

  • Prince Of Petworth

    From MPD:

    “Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of Keenan Jerel Lee.

    On Saturday, October 22, 2011 at approximately 10:07 pm, units from the Third District responded to Georgia Avenue and V Street, NW to investigate the sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they discovered the victim had been taken to a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was standing in the 2200 block of Georgia Avenue at the time of the shooting.

    The decedent has been identified as 20 year-old Keenan Jerel Lee of Capitol Heights, MD.

    On Monday, October 31, 2011 at approximately 9:00 am, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested and charged 22-year-old James Deangelo Sandidge of Temple Hills, MD, with Murder Two While Armed pursuant to an arrest warrant.”


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