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“A tow truck driver was shot in the cab of his work vehicle” near Dew Drop Inn Sunday Afternoon

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2016 at 9:45 am 4 Comments

via google maps

A reader reports:

“Another daytime shooting about two blocks from metro and Monroe st market. And steps from dew drop inn.”

From MPD (just after 4pm on Sunday):

“On 4-24-2016 an Assault with the Intent to Kill occurred in the 3000 Block of 8th Street NE. A tow truck driver was shot in the cab of his work vehicle.

There are no usable look outs at this time. Nothing further to provide to the public.

The case is being investigated by the Fifth District Detectives.

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.”

  • js

    oh shit. i was on my bike, saw the tow truck and heard what sounded like shots but assumed it had to be something else. the wheels on the the car being towed were bouncing up and down, oddly, like the suspension was busted, so i figured what i heard had something to do with that.

  • ke

    You should contact the detectives. Even if you don’t think you have a lot of detail, you may be able to help with the timeline, eliminate scenarios, etc.

  • resident

    seconded on contacting the detective! live in close proximity to the crime scene and there were many people out and about using the MBT, in their backyards, and on the street. anything helps to hopefully solve this.

  • Ken

    Driving a tow truck and making a living that way can be a really dangerous job. Hope people cut the drivers slack when they are working and put themselves in their shoes for a minute. Really sad story.


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