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Shooting Homicide at 9pm Saturday Night in Brightwood

by Prince Of Petworth December 9, 2013 at 11:00 am 8 Comments

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide which occurred in the 900 block of Sheridan Street, NW.

On Saturday, December 7, 2013, at approximately 8:58 pm, officers from the Fourth District responded to the 900 block of Sheridan Street, Northwest for the report for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene and was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy and a determination of a cause and manner of death.

The decedent is identified as 31 year-old Demetrius Eccles of Northwest, Washington, DC.”

  • brightwoodess

    There were quite a few gunshots too. Probably 7 or 8. I’ll find it very hard to believe if no one saw anything. Hell, I looked out the window immediately and was 4 or 5 blocks away.

    • Blithe

      Well, if you’re close enough to clearly see what’s going on — the safest option is probably not standing around observing. And, yes, I have been in the vicinity of people shooting guns before. And, no, I did not “see anything” — my priority was being as invisible as I could possibly be, and getting to a place of relative safety.

      • …..

        Thanks for the words of wisdom.

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        • Anonymous

          Blithe has a great point – why the feigned pretension?

  • redraiderdc

    Meanwhile, we are now well above last year’s number for homicides during the year. Troubling.
    Disclaimer: They are including the deaths in the Navy Yard shooting.

    • true

      to be exactly, we are now 20 homicides above this time last year, or eight above excluding Navy Yard. more than 10 percent increase even excluding Navy Yard. Not good.

  • Wow, that is just around the corner from MPD’s Fourth District offices, right?

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