via google maps
“Homicide 2800 block of 14th St, NE
On the night of September 24, 2017 at approximately 9:50 p.m. several gunshots were fired at the location striking an adult male in the back. 5D Officers arrived moments later and attempted lifesaving measures to no avail. The victim was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Anyone that may have information to the listed offense is urged to contact the Metropolitan Police Departments Homicide Branch at 202-645-9600 or the Command Information Center at 202-272-9099. Further information will be forthcoming.”
Nicole notes with understandable frustration:
“I cannot believe that DC’s finest can’t shut down the open air drug market at this corner. And this is right by the fire station and planed new shelter. Where a woman lost her twins last year, and a block from where a young man was shot last week, and 2 blocks from where a young woman was shot dropping off someone.”
Full release from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are
investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 2800 Block of 14th Street, Northeast, on
Sunday, September 24, 2017.
At approximately 9:49 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the
sound of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male, suffering from multiple
gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area
hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 18 year-old Robert Lee Arthur Jr., of Northeast, 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 sending a text message to 50411.”