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Shooting in Trinidad; Stabbing in Capitol Hill; Road Closures Remain in Brookland

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From MPD:

“Fifth District members are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on August 22, 2015, at approximately 12:30 am. in the 1300 block of Florida Ave N.E. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach. The only lookout given were two black male suspects.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

Ed. Note: Earlier this week there was also a shooting in the 1300 block of Florida Ave, NE.

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@DCPoliceDept tweeted just after 10pm:

“Stabbing //200 blk of 10th Street, SE //LOF B/M wearing tan shorts”


“On Friday, August 21, 2015, at around 10:45PM, in the 200 block of 10th Street, Southeast, (2) individuals, who are acquainted, engaged in a physical altercation that resulted in one of the individuals cutting the other in the face with a sharp object.

The victim in this case was transported to a local hospital by DCFD where he was treated for his injuries.

This case is currently being investigated by the First District Investigative Unit.”


Update on the Brookland barricade situation from AlertDC:

“Due to Police Activity, the following road closures remain the same at this time.
1800 block of Randolph Street N.E
1800-2000 block of Lawrence Street N.E
3400-3900 block of 18th Street N.E
3400-3900 block of South Dakota Avenue, N.E

No time has been given for when the road will reopen. Please use alternate routes.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 3700 block of 18th Street, Northeast, where on Friday, August 21, 2015, at approximately 10:15 am, members of the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, they found an adult female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found no signs of life. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent is identified as 63 year-old Loretta Carswell of Northeast, Washington DC.”


“The barricade situation in the 3600 block of 18th Street, NE has concluded. The suspect is in custody. The surrounding road closures will be lifted shortly. The 3600 block of 18th Street, NE will remain closed until further notice”

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