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

by Prince Of Petworth August 22, 2015 at 7:33 am 9 Comments

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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”

  • JohnH

    Not to hijack a thread, but since there hasn’t been any of the updates posted from the Shaw Metro shooting, the 19 year old has spoken to police and admitted to shooting at the car, but warned to people to get out of the way. He then threw away the gun in a trash can. The most disturbing thing to me is that he lives with his mom in the Heritage at Shaw apts right on top of the Shaw Metro – and his mom basically justified what he did because he didn’t shoot first! Yikes.

    • Anonymous

      Worse, she called him a victim. (Of poor parenting, possibly.)

      • JohnH

        While that apt complex has transitioned away from subsidized housing, recently there were a number of gun shots fired late one night on 8th St., basically in the middle of the complex Wonder how strict the management is there now.

        • Shawguy

          “transitioned away from subsidized housing”? I know they’ve had those ‘heritage at shaw metro’ signs up for a while, but I don’t think anyone’s ever rented one of those apartments at market rate. I know the Washington apartment complex at Mt. Vernon square has been transitioning away from subsidized housing for over a decade now, is in a much better location, and still has a very long way to go on that front. Add that they’re building a new all-AH building at the shaw metro now, I don’t see that apartment complex changing much in the next 20 years or so.

        • JohnH

          It is no longer section 8 housing. That being said, the apartments are not that nice/small, so they rent at a pretty cheap rate – many people still stayed there. However, many also moved out.

    • neighbor

      Jesus that makes me angry. His Mom should be in jail too, what garbage.

    • JamesDC

      +1 I was thinking the same thing when I heard that on the news tonight. I’d love to put her in a room with the parents of the person her son killed and see her try to rationalize this. I’m sure she’s a poor, ignorant person who is devastated by what her son’s done and his future in Jail… but I hope she comes to her senses if she has any.

      • JohnH

        Not to mention he had 2 guns, which I’ll go out on a limb and say he probably does not have permits for. So your son has 2 guns hanging around his apartment and you had no idea? She should be evicted. Whether or not she “knew”, there were still illegal firearms in her apartment.

  • anonymous

    Wondering about that stabbing in my neighborhood. Would be great to know if it was done to a neighbor (randomly or in the commission of a robbery), if it was part of some sort of strife between two people. Hmmm. Disturbing about the accused murderer’s mom’s excusing her son because he supposedly didn’t shoot first in a crowded area. With a mother like that, what hope was that 19 year-old ever going to have when he first started going wrong? Wow.


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