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Another Shooting near the Columbia Heights Metro

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm 18 Comments

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From MPD:

“The MPD is currently investigating shooting that took place this morning in the 2900 block of 14th Street NW, in which an adult male was shot. Detectives from the Homicide Branch are currently investigating and anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Update from MPD

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred inside a residence in the 2900 block of 14th Street, Northwest on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

At approximately 6:30 am, members of the Third District responded to reports of a shooting inside the listed location. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male victim, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and determined that there were no signs consistent with life. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 20-year-old Devonte Crawford of Northwest, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

  • stacksp

    Smh.. seems like a shooting or armed robbery occurs at least once a day in some part of the district and I am not sure that its anything that can be done to stop it. Jail is not a deterrent.

    • FridayGirl

      You mean it seems like a violent crime happens once a day on this particular block? Of course it’s going to happen in any city at least once a day. That’s how the U.S. is. It’s the frequency in which violent crime happens at VERY SPECIFIC corners that is of extra concern.

      • stacksp

        I guess that is one way to look at it.

  • U St.

    I’m surprised there wasn’t a cop parked right there. I feel like it’s normal to see police cars on the strip right where the shooting occurred at that time of day. Even so, it seems the presence of police is not a deterrent anymore. Some folks have nothing to lose.

  • Anonymous

    Has Brianne Nadeau done ANYTHING? Maybe I’m not on the right ListServs or email lists. I never hear from her on crime. WTF.

    • JB

      Not really sure what a city councilperson can do for stuff like this? While I suppose this could be a burglary gone wrong, I think it’s more likely that this is similar to so many other shootings in the District where the assailant knew the victim, and used a handgun obtained illegally in another state – in other words, a targeted killing. The city council can’t wave a magic wand and prevent those kind of crimes.

      • northshaw

        Well last year we all got an income tax reduction since DC coffers were apparently overflowing, meanwhile, our police force shrank. How bout we take some of our extra money, hire 1000 new police officers and bring back the vice units?

        • FridayGirl

          This also assumes that there are people applying to BE police officers….

  • Shocked

    WOW! More violence next to the housing projects and open air drug market. I’m shocked.

    • Guillermo Brown

      Unfortunately this is what happens with concentrated tracts of low income housing. The utopian idea that waiters, school teachers, and seniors will be able to live in a perfect little affordable complex never pans out

  • again

    today (June 14) again: Shooting at 14th & Girard St NW. LOF B/M, 6’0″, 20’s, wearing white T-Shirt, blue jeans, sunglasses Last seen North on 14th Street, NW 4575

  • Semi-local Guy

    And now there’s a shooting this afternoon at 14th and Girard…

  • Ghost

    5-6 shots fired at 14th and girard this afternoon at about 5PM. This block just keeps getting better and better almost a daily occurrence. How is there not just surveillance cams along this stretch?

  • Guillermo Brown

    Paging Councilmember Nadeau. Paging Councilmember Nadeau. Your Ward is a disaster right now. At least acknowledge what’s going on!!

    • anonymous

      She is anti-VICE but clearly is offering no viable alternatives outside of community safety walks. Cut the crap and bring back the neighborhood VICE which is effective in curbing drug activity and violence, obviously whatever you are doing is not working!

  • Eva B Fitch

    His name was Devonte Crawford. Why don’t we try to keep in mind that a young man from our community is gone. And that we need to support the family and community who lost a child today. These victims have names. Let’s not forget that.

    • The name was released later in the day and is included in the update.

  • Thought

    RIP, Devonte Crawford. Please make sure your grandma votes for me.
    – Brianne


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