3:15pm Stabbing at Georgia and Morton

by Prince Of Petworth March 8, 2016 at 4:01 pm 15 Comments


A reader reports at 3:55pm:

“Went to drop off a letter and am greeted by this scene. Counting at least 11 cop cars…”

On twitter a reader asks:

“heard anything about a stabbing on the 3400 block of Georgia Ave NW around 3:15pm today?”

update from alertdc:

Stabbing in the 3400 b/o GA Ave, NW. LOF a B/M, 5’7″, 20-22 yoa, short hair, no shirt w/ blue jeans.”

  • petworther

    It would be a bit more newsworthy if a day went by without a stabbing within a block of Park Morton.

    • Anony

      Could you please cite the last reported stabbing within a block of there? My thought is you cannot, it isn’t the most aesthetic block to walk but I’m fairly sure you don’t know and just thought it would be a funny comment.

      Yes, I’m aware of the single shooting homicide at GA and Lamont last summer which admit-tingly is 1 too many however that is a problem throughout this city.

      • JS

        According to the MPD crime reports, there have been six reported ADW without guns within 1000 feet of this intersection in the past two months. Not sure how many of those are stabbings, though.

  • stacksp

    Little Known fact (too some) but this Dentist office on the corner of Morton St used to be a club called the Black Hole. Chief Lanier or “Blondie” as she was called back then was the lead off duty/overtime cop that conducted all the body searches prior to entry. Each patron was given a plastic sandwich bag for all their belongings prior to going through the metal detectors. Once inside, you received your sandwich bag of belongings. Chief Lanier really worked her way up the chain the last 15 or so years and it was kind of nostalgic when she became Chief because she was really out here in the streets and not a paper pusher desk cop.

    • Anon

      That’s really interesting, thanks for sharing!

    • Dan

      I’ve got really no opinion either way about Chief Lanier, but I don’t think enough people realize how hard she must have worked to get where she is. It can’t be easy to be a blonde lady police officer. Please share more of these stories so those of us who do not know can understand why things are the way they are.

      Always wanted a story behind the warehousey dentist office nearby. Thank you.

    • D-Wayne

      It had a few names and black and white linoleum floors if I remember correctly. It’s so big that all I can imagine is the ending of Brazil when I think of that place as a dentist office.

    • Mya

      You took me back to my youth here :-) I have so many great memories in that place, back when go-go bands actually had consistent spots to play in the city. RIP to the Black Hole and Denos/Metro Club

  • Anonymous

    Shootings and robberies have been significantly higher so far in 2016… DURING THE COLD MONTHS. Here comes the warm weather. Hope Mayor Bowser and Chief Lanier have a plan.

  • Anon

    Maybe it’s related to that very obviously busy crack house on Rock Creek Church Road?

    • serendipitydoesit

      That’s a mystery to me, how there are drug houses in these neighborhoods that EVERYONE knows about, yet the police can’t shut them down. Does anyone know why that’s the case?

      • Anony

        Because articles like this one the other day in the Wash Post make it hard and risky for the police to conduct raids without constant ridicule: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2016/03/07/a-familiar-story-d-c-police-conduct-violent-home-raids-based-on-scant-evidence/

        • duh

          There is a difference between

          a) a situation where an arrestee gives an address and the cops have evidence that 10 years ago someone with the same last name lived there, but if they looked it up they’d see that the place was sold 5 years ago and there have been no incidents there since, and

          b) a situation where cops can watch a building and listen to repeated reports from disinterested neighbors to see there’s stuff currently going on at a certain address.

  • Update: “There was also a gunshot and I saw a kid stuff what looked like a gun in his pocket as her ran down the street. Thats what I told the cops anyway.”


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