Update: Shooting Homicide near Cardozo High School on 11th Street just after Midnight

by Prince Of Petworth September 12, 2016 at 9:30 am 20 Comments

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Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 2300 block of 11th Street, Northwest on Monday, September 12, 2016.

At approximately 12:26 am, members of the Third District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. On Sunday, September 18, 2016, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 23-year-old Eric Garrett, 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.”

From MPD last night:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 2300 block of 11th Street NW. Motorists and Pedestrians should avoid the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Readers reported:

“multiple gun shots @ 11th & Clifton; emergency personnel on scene and searching area for suspect(s)”

multiple gunshots around 12:20am, u street area”

  • Adam

    Heard the shots from my house at 15th and Swann. Three separate groups of shots followed by police sirens.

    • FridayGirl

      Are you sure that wasn’t something different? I live very close to here and didn’t hear it….

      • Smittty

        I live a block from the shooting and I heard the same thing . . . two or three different groups of shots with several rounds fired in each group of shots. :(

        • FridayGirl

          Wow, that’s interesting that the sound would carry almost a mile away then. I suppose it could have been drowned out by the hum of my A/C.

    • abh

      I live at 14th and Rhode Island and heard the same thing! Three groups of shots and then tons of sirens—hard to believe it could be heard from so far away…

  • The Fence

    Ran down this morning to move my car for street sweeping. Got there five minutes late and saw a cop car parked in front of it with no cars on the same side of the block. Figured “Dammit, I’ve already got a ticket.” Officer steps out of the vehicle and I ask, “Have you already written it up?” to which he responds, “No, I haven’t, but I’ve got some bad news for you. Why don’t you step the curb here.”

    My car took a round that went directly through the right passenger door. Waiting for the crime unit to investigate and remove the slug. Happy Monday!

    • Anonynon

      The Glory of the neighborhood

    • Amz

      I was the blonde girl across the street from you that AM. Kinda creeping on your chat with the police. Not sure if you saw me. Sorry for the attempt at an eavesdrop. I was aware of the shooting. I live just up on Clifton and had called 911 when the many, *extremely* loud shots were fired. My car was across from yours on 11th. I was on the other side of the street and couldn’t see what the cop was pointing at when he asked you to come look at the side of your ride, but I figured that it had been shot. I was so curious about what that would mean for you. I figured it would likely have to be taken as evidence. I remained curious about it all day. So, thank you for sharing! I hope you have your car back. What a way to start a week.

  • 13thStreetResident

    Violent crime in the Garfield Housing complex never seems to end. There needs to be a military-style crackdown on that block, similar to the Trinidad checkpoints some years back. It’s a shame that there are several schools across the street.

    • 13thStreetResident


      Also, note that this same corner was beautiful a while back. Thank you, DC govt, for ruining the neighborhood with a poorly-maintained housing facility that only brings in crime and bad news.

      • jsauri

        You’re right. The world was perfect in 1923. If only we could have frozen everything then.

      • 13thStreetResident

        jsauri: To be fair, DC has worked hard to keep historical neighborhoods as they once were. In that same photo, you will note that Cardozo High School appears almost the same… Why ruin it with a horrible apt complex that has a legacy of crime?

        • textdoc

          “To be fair, DC has worked hard to keep historical neighborhoods as they once were.” Only comparatively recently, and only in relatively few neighborhoods in D.C.

        • textdoc

          The listing for Cardozo High School:
          “Central High School (Cardozo Senior High School) – 13th and Clifton Streets, NW – The city’s largest and most elaborate high school, successor to Washington High School (opened 1882); work of nationally prominent school architect from Saint Louis; recognized as a showcase in the development of an appropriate building form for public schools; extensive specialized facilities reflect progressive educational philosophy of fostering student health and social welfare in addition to academic needs; Elizabethan style building and athletic facilities on extraordinary terraced and landscaped site with commanding views over the city; served as prototype for subsequent public schools; embodies origins of city’s high schools and evolution from a segregated to integrated system; memorial to Francis L. Cardozo, prominent late-19th century African-American educator and principal of M Street High School; built 1914-16, William B. Ittner, architect; DC designation June 19, 1991, NR listing September 30, 1993”

          • textdoc

            Oops… I meant for that to be on the same threading level as my posts above. Oh well.

  • Euclid

    Live on the corner of 11th and Euclid, I was outside and heard the shots so I called 911, but you could hear cops on the way. Asked some people on the sidewalk walking by if they saw anything, they hadn’t but they had heard the shots at the 711 on U street. Lots of cop cars everywhere outside for at least two hours following. Definitely heard one of the shots make contact with something, which I’m now assuming is the car mentioned in the comments below (sorry about your car!)


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