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Two Shot in Trinidad, One Stabbed in Brookland

by Prince Of Petworth February 19, 2013 at 11:30 am 13 Comments

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From MPD:

At 2127 hours [Sunday], officers of the Fifth District were dispatched to the 1000 block of Bladensburg Road,NE for a shooting. 3 victims were sitting in a car when the suspect shot at them in the vehicle. Two of the victims were struck with non-life threating injuries. Suspect was described as a black male, with long black hair and dreads, about 5’8″ tall slim build. Last seen fleeing the scene on foot. This is currently under investigation, if anyone has seen or has any information in reference to this incident please call 911.

From WJLA:

Police say the victim was on his way to Little Ricky’s restaurant on 12th Street just after 6 p.m. When he parked his car on Otis and 10th streets and got out, one of the suspects approached him from the front; the other came from behind. Without warning or provocation, one suspect stabbed the victim in the chest.

With the knife still lodged in his upper chest, the victim continued to the restaurant, where his friends called 911.

  • Anon

    From the Yelp review:
    “Not even a knife in my chest would stop me from enjoying their inspired, locally-sourced small plates!”

  • Interesting, UrbanTurf had a post on Trinidad a few days ago talking about how real estate prices in the hood are up and about “how safe the area now feels” according to residents.

    • anon

      remember though, trinidad started from a state where the police needed to lockdown the neighborhood… just saying that the bar is pretty low…

  • anonymous

    This Trinidad incident literally happened in front of my place about an hour before I got home. I’ve got to tell you, I really don’t feel in danger…but I also don’t feel completely safe walking around the neighborhood at night either. There are a lot of changes going on around here and things are improving despite this rash of crimes taking place here and on the outlying parts of the Hill.

    • Anonymous

      You live on Bladensburg? Are you in that condo/apartment building on the SE corner, across from where the Diner used to be?

  • ksb

    My husband and I were in Little Ricky’s when the stabbing occurred – the manager and our waitress handled things amazingly well (it was the owner’s brother who was stabbed during a robbery attempt.) My hope is that the two men who attacked the victim are caught soon and that the neighborhood continues to come out in support of our new establishments. We’ve got to find the tipping point, without too much bloodshed…

  • Anonymous

    Seems like a lot of people getting shot on that block of Bladensburg while sitting in their car. What gives?


  • jeff

    Does anyone have a description of the stabber and his accomplice? I would really appreciate knowing who to look out for on the sidewalk. I live in Brookland a block from there, and walk by there after work around 6 almost every day from the metro.

    Sheesh, and I was just telling my parents how safe 12th street is because of all the foot traffic and police presence. This is sickening.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, I live in Brookland and would like a description. I see the same group of people hanging about the metro and around 12th street everyday. This is bullshit that at 6pm people are being attacked like this. If the victim has any details and see these posts, please provide them.

  • ksb

    There was additional information on the MPD 5D and Brookland listservs but even this doesn’t help too much –
    “In reference to 10th and Otis St., NE, there was an Assault w/Intent to Commit Robbery (AWIR) on Friday, February 15th at approximately 6:12pm. The complainant reported to MPD while he was walking in the 1000 block of Otis St., NE, he was approached by two black male suspects. Suspect (1) stood facing the complainant while Suspect (2) stood behind him. Without provocation, Suspect (1) stabbed the complainant on the left shoulder with a brown handled knife while Suspect (2) riffled through the complainant’s pants pockets. Obtaining no valuables, both suspects made good their escape heading westbound in the 1000 block of Otis St., NE. An area canvass was conducted by MPD, to no avail. Suspect (1) is described as 18-20 years of age, 5’9-5’11 in height, 130-140 lbs, medium complexioned with brown eyes. Suspect (2) is described as 20-24 years of age, 5’6-5’7 in height, 130-140 lbs, dark complexioned, black hair wearing all black.”
    Some questioning of why the police taped off the areas of 12th Street between Otis and Little Ricky’s when the attack took place at 10th and Otis. That’s still not clear.

    • jeff

      Thank you ksb! By the way, I googled “Brookland listserv” and it led me to a Yahoo! Group for Brookland… is that the source everyone means when they mention a listserv for the neighborhood? If so, I’m signing up now.

      • ksb

        That’s the one!

  • I’ve been in Brookland 4 years, and while there are relatively few incidents, seems like the majority happen around the metro/12th St. There’s always a cop parked on 12th St too, what was he doing when this was going down?


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