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Update: Both now homicide investigations. Sunday Night Shootings in LeDroit Park and Petworth

by Prince Of Petworth January 7, 2019 at 9:25 am 0


9th and Varnum Street, NW

TheMonthlyBleed reported to us: “At least 10 gunshots near 4th and V in ledroit park, and screeching cars”

From MPD around 8:30pm Sunday Night:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 200 block of W Street Northwest. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.

Motorist and pedestrians in the area can expect road closures.

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

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in the 200 block of V Street, Northwest.

At approximately 7:59 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

On Monday, January 7, 2019, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 25-year-old Damon Dukes, of Northwest, DC.”

and regarding the photo above which was sent by Katie at 8:35am this morning:

Shooting at 2253 hrs in the 800 block of Varnum St, NW. LOF: (S1): Unknown race male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt; (S2): Unknown race male wearing a white hooded sweatshirt. Both suspects L/S in a black sedan.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in the 800 block of Varnum Street, Northwest.

At approximately 10:54 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 28-year-old James Lamont Stewart of Capitol Heights, MD.

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.”

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