Two Guns Recovered, Two Arrests Made after Shots Fired in Logan Circle Thanksgiving Night

by Prince Of Petworth November 25, 2016 at 7:05 am 5 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“At approximately 9:45pm on Thursday night, two subjects were observed shooting handguns in the 1400 block of R Street NW. An alert member of the community called 911 and gave a detailed description of the subjects. Responding units were quickly able to locate and apprehend both subjects in the area. Two handguns were recovered subsequent to the arrests of the two adult males. Fortunately, nobody was injured as a result of the reckless behavior by these subjects.

By calling 911 and providing the officers with a detailed description, the community member was critical in these successful apprehensions. This is another example of the outstanding relationship that the MPD (and the Third District specifically) values with our communities.

Thank you to all. Enjoy the holiday season and be safe.”

  • KPinDC

    thanks popville. your twitter was the only info i could find on this last night. my 72 year old mother can now cross hearing multiple gunshots off her bucket list. extremely grateful no one was hurt but from the perspective of a longtime resident of this neighborhood, some things never change. so many kids live over there–some day it’s going to end badly.

    • JohnH

      It’s ended “badly” multiple times on this block already.

  • Alex

    Was at 13th and U when this happened. Couldn’t reach the police at 911, but saw a police car heading towards the area within 1 minute from shots being fired. Multiple police vehicles followed suit shortly. Props!

    • CVR

      I called 911 right after hearing the shots and there was a car outside before the dispatcher even answered the call. I was seriously impressed with the response time. Props indeed!

      • JohnH

        This is a long-time problem spot. There’s a police camera there for a reason.


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