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About Saturday Night’s Shooting Inside Union Station

by Prince Of Petworth November 15, 2015 at 3:47 pm 8 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Ian Livingston

From MPD Saturday Night:

“First and foremost: THIS IS NOT AN ACT OF TERRORISM or any way related to the acts of terrorism in France.

This evening at approximately 8:15 PM, members of the First Police District responded to 701 1st Street NE for the report of shooting within Union Station involving an off duty law enforcement officer. Upon our arrival, we located an adult male subject suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was treated briefly on the scene and transported to a local area hospital where he is in surgery now under police guard.

A second individual was discovered with a gunshot wound to ankle and was transported to a local area hospital, conscious and breathing, where she was treated and released. A third individual was located suffering from a facial wound and was also transported to a local area hospital, conscious and breathing, where she was treated and released.

During the course of our preliminary investigation, it was discovered that an off duty police officer, employed by a law enforcement agency in the state of Maryland, observed a male subject stabbing a female inside Union Station and confronted the male armed with the knife. The male subject armed with the knife, was shot multiple times by the off duty police officer who discharged his weapon to neutralize this threat. During this discharge, a non-involved witness was struck and received an injury to her ankle.

This event was domestic related and the male armed with the knife and the female who received a facial wound knew each other and were related. This was not a random act of violence.

Should you have witnessed this event or have direct knowledge about the facts and circumstances, you are asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department on (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

Ed. Note: In September there was also a domestic incident where “A Special Police Officer shot the suspect” in Union Station.

  • JohnH

    This was a bizarre situation – people are just nuts.
    And not to change the subject, but don’t worry – MPD moved the camera they placed at 9th and S (I’m sure from a complaint) so New Bethel could have their full allotment of Sunday church parking today (3 critical spots).
    Church parking > crime.

    • MRD

      But you did change the subject. WTF does church parking have to do with this incident?

  • Ben

    Didn’t an almost similar scenario (minus the bystander) happen just a moth or two ago happen here?

    • AG

      Yes! What is it with Union Station and domestic disputes???

  • Rich

    The problem with “a good duy with a gun” is that sometimes they miss.

    • JohnH

      Don’t tell Donald that.

    • John

      I’d rather have a trained police officer take that risk than let the stabbing continue.

    • Molly

      In this case – that they treated and released the bystander sounds like it was a graze, maybe from a bounced bullet, and not a direct hit. Don’t think you go home with a bullet in or passed-through a limb.


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