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About that Helicopter Last Night

I got lots of reports of a helicopter circling last night and it sounds like there may have been two incidents. Regarding the one around Mount Vernon Square/Triangle it appears related to a “critical missing person” report:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating endangered 22-year-old Aaron Weatherly, who was last seen walking northbound in the 700 block of 5th St, NW on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Aaron Weatherly Critical Flyer (PDF)

Aaron Weatherly is described as a black male, with medium brown complexion, 5’1″ in height, 165 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair with a fade. He was last seen wearing a black coat, black pants, a green polo shirt and brown boots in front of 715 7th St NW. He may be in need of medication, has a mindset of a 2-yr old.

MPD is asking that if you have any information about the whereabouts of Aaron Weatherly to please call 202.727.9099.”

Another reader responded to the queries with:

“Not likely related but ANOTHER Eckington shooting, 8:55 pm, 1700 Lincoln, choppers circling here for an hour afterward.”

Ed. Note: I have not found any police reports about that shooting so perhaps it was shots fired (nobody hit). Though I did find a report about a shooting around 12:30pm on Lincoln earlier in the day:

Shooting in the 1600 block of Lincoln Road NE. Lookout for B/M, dark complexion, gray coat with black hood, armed with a black semiautomatic handgun. L/S E/B on Q street NE”

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