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“Crime Scene on Quincy St Friday Evening?”

by Prince Of Petworth February 27, 2017 at 1:15 pm 6 Comments


“On Friday 2/24 around 6:15 pm a couple of blocks on Quincy St NW were blocked off between 9th and 10th St for what looked like an intense crime scene investigation. I was running up 10th and spoke briefly to an officer to make sure I could get into my apartment building, and he said that they were doing an investigation and that he bet I’d “see it on the news later.” An hour or so later I walked my dog down the street and the crime scene area had been reduced to a part of Quincy, an alley, and one home nearby. The officers were taking pictures of the street, and I noticed blood spatter in the cross walk at Quincy and 10th. Despite what the officer said, I haven’t seen anything anywhere in the news about what happened. Does anyone know? Hopefully the victim is ok.”

A reader also reported via email:

“I was walking the dog down Quincy and MPD were with a male with blood all down his arm next to a bike on the ground. I asked the Fire/EMS guy if he just had a bad crash and he told me he was stabbed. There was a trail of blood from down 10th so not sure where it actually happened but Quincy between 9th and 10th is closed down by MPD where he was sitting before the ambulance came. Just when I felt like nothing had happened in Petworth lately! I should add the guy got himself up and walked into the ambulance so I am hopeful he will be okay.

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  • ParkViewneighbor

    And the houses still sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars
    This is way more DC than the bottomless brunches or the bridge crowd

  • Anonymous

    Let’s see. Could be related to open-air drug market at 10th and Quebec (shooting recently, MPD did nothing) or it could be the perrenial trouble/long time OG gangsters that live on 9th St behind the Petworth Metro. It could also be someone from another neighborhood that used the metro as a quick, convenient getaway. All are likely. Why MPD can’t get a handle on this small area is beyond me. We all know what’s happening, yet MPD seeems unable or unwilling to do anything. People have given up. Residents won’t walk to the metro alone and families have stopped going to Raymond Rec Playground. But congrats Mayor and Council, crime stats down! Woo Hoo!
    PS. Nice response by the cop to the concerned citizen. Typical.

    • ParkViewneighbor

      Living close by, the lack of action taken by MPD for known drug deal spots is astounding. Granted, if they squash this one, it will pop up a couple blocks away but I really feel sorry for the poor residents of 9th st and Quincy. They have drug deals, people hanging out and shouting on this street until late, the street itself looks like Mogadishu after an hypothetical carnival with piles of garbage just lying around…
      It’s lucky MPD is here to serve

  • The Tastemaker

    I walked down Quincy around 5:45 with a couple friends and there seemed to be some sort of scuffle in front of a home around 9th and 10th with one guy repeatedly screaming and pacing up and down the street. A cop car came out of the alley and checked out the scene. After we were a few blocks away, the same guy came down Quincy riding a bike and again just swearing and yelling at the top of his lungs until he turned and flew down 13th. Seemed like the police had a handle on the situation but maybe not.

  • Amel

    Okay, that’s what happened. I was at the Raymond Rec Center park with my kids and saw the police presence but didn’t know what happened. To respond to @Anonymous 1:27pm, I know many families who still take their kids (me included) to the Raymond park so I wouldn’t go so far to say “People have given up. Residents won’t walk to the metro alone and families have stopped going to Raymond Rec Playground.” I think that’s being a little dramatic; there were at least 100 kids and several parents outside at the Raymond park during this time Friday. DC isn’t perfect; however, over the 12 years I’ve lived here, it’s gotten better (relatively speaking).

  • AN

    Neighbors also reported seeing a bike down in the intersection and a person being taken away in an ambulance. Maybe it was a bike/car accident and subsequent scuffle in the aftermath?


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