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Stabbing in Chinatown; Shooting in Trinidad Last Night

by Prince Of Petworth December 19, 2013 at 9:30 am 16 Comments


From @DCPoliceDept just before 7pm last night:

“Robbery/Stabbing_1850 hrs_600 b/o H St NW_LOF 2 young B/M’s wearing dark clothing, HH jackets.”


From @dcalerts just befor 9:30pm last night:

“Police Alert- vice 4 CONFIRMED A shooting/2120hrs/1200 Block Bladensburg Rd, NE/ no lookout”

Update from MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth Police District requests your assistance in providing information concerning a shooting that occurred last evening, Wednesday, December 18,2013, at approximately 9:32 PM in the 1500 block of Queen Street, NE, in our Trinidad Community.

While on 16th Street, NE, a group of three men were congregating when gunshots rang out from the North Alley of the 1500 block of Queen Street, NE and two of those three adult males realized that they had been shot. Calls were placed into 9-1-1 and Fifth Police District Units responded to assist and begin the preliminary investigation into this criminal act.

Both victims were transported to local area hospitals for treatment of their wounds.

We have worked extremely hard this year in reducing crime and the fear of crime in Trinidad. You have stepped up and supported us every step of the way and our collective efforts have made a positive difference. But, as last night reminded us of, we still have work to do. We will not let the reckless and dangerous acts of a very few endanger this community as a whole.

Based upon this event, we are committed to increasing our visibility and bringing forth stability and pro active strategies to reduce, with a goal of eliminating, the criminal element within our community.

We ask that you help us to help you. Continue to be our eyes and ears on this criminal matter and any other matters that erode the safety and security we have built together. If you see something, say something. Call 9-1-1 with anything and everything you feel we need to know, need to intervene on, no matter how small or inconsequential it may seem.

We feel strongly that with your assistance we can close this shooting. Be an active listener, ask questions and seek out information that can bring these criminals to justice.”

  • stabbed after the beyonce concert!?!?!

    • MetMet

      Not unless the Beyonce concert was over at 7pm…

  • Doc

    “Robbery/Stabbing_1850 hrs_600 b/o H St NW_LOF 2 young B/M’s wearing dark clothing, HH jackets.”

    I’m assuming HH=Helly Hansen. Does anyone know the origin of the popularity of this brand with urban youths? Norweigan outdoor gear seems like an odd choice…

    • Anonymous

      haha! I’ve always wondering the same thing… why HH.

    • purplepalace

      No one really knows how/why the recent HH craze among DC youth began, though the brand was hot in the hip hop community in the 90s, so this is a comeback of sorts. Here’s a WaPo article about it: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/helly-hansen-jacket-craze-sparks-violence/2012/11/30/14eb8cbc-38d1-11e2-a263-f0ebffed2f15_story.html

      • Anonymous

        What the heck. I guess I’m glad I’m not hip enough to sport whatever designer item the kids all want at the moment…

    • Anonymous

      Because North Face became passe

      • Doc

        But even North Face…why?

        • Anonymous

          Because it’s expensive and everybody knows it. It’s a status symbol of the most transparent kind. Don’t go looking deeper than that.

      • Anonymous

        ive avoided north face products for this very reason.

    • Anon

      I bought one, which I love, the year before the brand became a full on craze among kids. Used to worry about wearing it at night, and would get comments from young cashiers all the time, but hoping that like all fads this one will pass soon (before it gets me in trouble).

  • Anonymous

    Because HH is expensive and sadly, wearing a mass-produced, way overpriced $500 sailing jacket makes more sense that wearing a $60 jacket and putting $440 into savings. Ergo, the need to commit robbery.

  • Anonymous

    It’s like Trinidad just wants to stay murdery forever :-(

    • Anonymous

      You are correct, the sentient neighborhood boundary wishes to continue murdering folks. Where’d you defend your PhD?

  • !!!

    The Chinatown victim was stabbed 3 times, one of which was in the anus!!! He didn’t even know he was stabbed until the officers noticed he had blood on the back on his pants!!!


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