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Update: Arrest Made. 11pm Shooting in Columbia Heights

by Prince Of Petworth May 27, 2016 at 8:40 am 32 Comments

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Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District have announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense, which occurred in the 3000 block of 14th Street, Northwest, on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at approximately 11:15 pm.

At the listed location, members of the Third District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, they located a female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where she is listed in critical, but stable condition.

On Friday, May 27, 2016, 25-year-old Kevin Andrade, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), related to domestic violence.”

From Alert DC:

“Shooting, 2302 hours, 3000 b/o 14th Street, NW. No lookout given”

Wendy wrote:

“14th btw Columbia Rd and Irving (by the CVS) blocked by @DCPoliceDept. Person on the ground in bike path.”

  • N

    Drugs are sold with impunity on that corner. There are constantly people hanging out. That block is a HUGE issue and it is often just left alone. Drugs are sold with impunity all up and down 14th street between columbia and irving on both sides of the street.

    • tom


      I dont understand why the police dont arrest the people selling drugs here. if i sit for 5 minutes at this corner it becomes very obvious who is selling drugs.

      also can we get some police attention at 11th and Lamont at the laundry mat/chinese carryout – it is very obvious a new crew showed up in the last couple of months that sells drugs at that corner. it’s only a matter of time before someone is shot on 11th st.

      • geez


      • petworther

        MPD officers would love to bust people for selling drugs/breaking into cars/whatever. It appears the brass don’t want to enforce the law. Did you read the City Paper article this week? This is 100% on Lanier and Bowser.

        • Formerly ParkViewRes

          +1…that article was really disturbing. Troublesome and worried about the future of DC.

        • textdoc

          For anyone who missed the article:
          Thanks to Anon MPD (2) for posting the link in yesterday’s thread about the Park Police in Meridian Hill Park.

          • Annon MPD (2)

            Thanks for reposting that, and reading it. I have lost great co-workers to other departments because of what’s going inside of our department. I too, may be leaving soon because it’s hard to “keep my chin up.” I’m hoping it’s fixed prior to me having to make a decisions because I want to call MPD and DC home. Have a great weekend! Also, I would suggest that if anyone is interested in a ride along, reach out to your perspective districts and speak with a Lt. I’d love to have y’all ride around and see what’s actually going on.

  • SMH

    That corner has been a mess for years. Constant loitering, littering, pissing, drug use. All within a stone’s throw of the Metro and steps from a school! Unbelievable that this has been allowed to fester for so long.

    • JB

      +1. I hate walking down that block. Hardly ever a cop in sight, either.

  • A

    What’s wrong with Columbia Heights/Park View? MPD has never been the most effective in this part of town, but it’s gotten worse under your Councilmember, Brianne Nadeau. She is clearly over her head and has zero leadership skills. She won on an anti-Graham campaign, but has done little to distinguish herself. As to why MPD doesn’t arrest people, I’d refer you to the Washington City Paper article from yesterday: “Thinning Blue Line.”

    • Thought

      I agree 100%. And unfortunately it is becoming the narrative for her term so far.
      Brianne: How many more people need to be mugged or shot before you recognize that pandering to certain voting groups to secure your next election is getting people shot?
      I can understand having cynicism about politicians in Congress… But it is very discouraging to see deserved cynicism on such a local level – where it is so much easier to effect change.

    • say what

      totally agree. I voted for her but thats because Graham needed to go. She has not addressed any of the concerns of her constuients. Naduea and her entire office are only focused on one issue–bringing more low income housing to Columbia Heights and the rest of Ward 1. I tink we have seen what concentrating low income housing does to neighborhoods. she isnt very bright. Lets hope she is a one termer.

      • CommonSense

        Nadeau must go!

  • Anonymous

    On Wednesday, shortly before 7pm, a lady was robbed at 13th & Taylor St. Broad daylight, but didn’t get much attention. There have been a rash of robberies in this area lately too. It happened two blocks away from that area’s community lemonade social which was occurring at the same time. Nice, huh?

  • textdoc

    Have there been any notable crimes in Park View as of late? The recent shooting by the Metro was on the Petworth side of the Petworth-Park View border.

  • Anonymous

    That stretch of 14th between Euclid and Columbia Road is a mess of the dregs of humanity. It’s actually the worst during the daytime hours when tons of clowns are hanging out with nothing to do except skeeze on innocent women pedestrians, curse at each other, commit acts of violence, get drunk, and deal drugs. It blows my mind that people are paying $1m+ for a big condo or rowhouse to live next to that crap.

    • wdc

      What amazes me, still, after all these years, is the hours these folks keep. They were likely up late the night before, and they don’t have jobs to go to… why are they out and about at 8am?? If that were my life, I’d sleep til noon every day.

      • Fred Mediza

        How do you know the people you’re referring to don’t work a graveyard shift job somewhere?

        • anonymous


      • shelters

        at least some of them are released from shelters in the morning and only allowed back at night.

        • FridayGirl

          ^ this.

  • kd21

    Ding ding! Get out of the bike path!

  • N

    Apparently this happened inside an apartment building and was a case of domestic violence.

  • shadesofpale

    I just got an email from Brianne Nadeau about this.

    An update –

    Last evening at 11pm MPD responded to a shooting at 14th and Irving St NW. An adult female was shot as part of what appears to be a domestic dispute. The incident happened inside an apartment building and the victim was brought outside. The victim was conscious after the shooting and MPD has located and arrested the shooter. I would like to commend MPD for their quick response and arrest.

    Sadly, in the District (as in the rest of the country) gun violence and domestic violence are closely linked. Women are frequently targets of gun violence at the hands of family members or intimate partners. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please know there are many people who can help: Here is a list of domestic violence resources available in the District.


    • say what

      good thing Naduea is focusing her energy on the “cat call” legislation, not to jail anyone of course. Just to make sure folks no its not ok to yell at women on the streets. Is that annoying? yes? is that doing one damn thing to address the non stop day time crime, muggings, shootings etc. No. again, she is totally useless when it comes to tackling complex issues.

  • DF

    We’ve lived a block away from this corner for the passed 8 years and I couldn’t be happier to me moving from it soon!

  • Q

    There is a large group of guys that I see every day on my way to work at 8am, gathered around the 14th and Park fountain or Z Burger, very obviously drinking, drunk, passed out. I asked a cop about it the other morning, and he said there was nothing he could do except keep them from entering the businesses. What?

    • textdoc

      Contact the Third District Commander. Loitering isn’t illegal, but drinking in public is, as is being drunk and disorderly.

  • Ev0lution9

    The gang that hanged out in zburger was barred from that location so they moved into the chinese carry out spot on 11th street. Originally, this group hanged out in the 1400 block of park rd. The business owner on 11th street stated he does not wish to ban the individuals loitering in his restaurant at this time. It might help police if the community asked the business owner to call police if these individuals are committing illegal activities (selling drugs).

  • anon

    Give them jobs/opportunity to make decent money and much of the crime would decrease.

  • Park Road frustration

    Yes, the conditions at the corner of 14th and Park Road have definitely deteriorated in the past few weeks. And I’d also like to call attention to the 1400 block of Park Road and the corner of Park Road and Hiatt Pl. NW, which got worse around two years ago. Despite all the businesses, residents, schools and churches in this area the police apparently allow crew activity to thrive.

    • Ev0lution9

      Police can’t make arrests when their citizens elected someone who removed loitering laws and decriminalized marijuana. DC police no longer have plain clothes officers so catching people consuming or dealing alcohol and narcotics on public space has become tough. Instead of blaming police blame ourselves, the residents of DC.


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