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Arrest Made in last week’s Quadruple Shooting at North Capitol and New York Ave, NW

by Prince Of Petworth June 16, 2016 at 1:30 pm 8 Comments


From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District have announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with Intent to Kill offense which occurred in the 1300 block of North Capitol Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at approximately 4:23 pm.

A masked suspect approached the location on foot, firing multiple rounds that struck four adult male victims who were in the area. Three of the victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One victim was transported in critical condition.

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant 26-year-old Kevin Antonio Cole, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill.

This case remains under investigation.”

  • Kingman Park

    Is there a difference between Assault with Intent to Kill and Attempted Murder?

    • LittleBluePenguin

      I was wondering that too….

      • Anon

        No, it’s the same thing. Assault with Intent to Kill is just what DC calls their attempted murder statue.

  • Adam on Hanover

    Props to the cops here.

    5D Commander Fitzgerald and PSA 501 Lt. Varna came to the Hanover Area Civic Association meeting last night and stayed for the full duration, reporting on developments in the case (to the extent they could comment before a final arrest had been made – he did report a related arrest, though) and also engaging with community members on broader concerns and helping to set a date — July 9 — for a neighborhood walk-through with residents.

  • Anon

    From this description it doesn’t seem as though the suspect actually knew the victims?? Everything I read previously made it sound like it was very targeted (a lot of people on Nextdoor saying it was rival housing developments).

  • N Street

    It’s already business as usual in front of Big Bens. That did not take long. Sad.

    • stacksp

      Well people aren’t going to go into hiding or stop hanging out because of a shooting.

  • smh

    this guy had so many prior arrests (some he pled guilty to, some weren’t prosecuted) . It looks like he was either still on probation or it ended. And at least 2 cases required him to stay away from blocks of N. Cap. right near where the shooting was.

    Somehow, this guy just hasn’t learned. And even if he gets sentenced to a decade, he’ll be out before he’s 40.


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